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Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

CBIIT, in collaboration with the Center for Cancer Genomics, is coordinating a program to develop three Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots to help meet the research community’s needs to access and analyze high quality, large-scale cancer genomic data and associated clinical information. The goal of this effort is to develop an innovative, cost-effective model for computational analysis of biological data and provide broader yet secure access to genomic data that NCI generates. Cloud computing will be a valuable tool to support studies related to the mechanisms of cancer. This capability will be equally valuable to other NCI scientific areas, including clinical trials and other types of patient-focused research.

NCIP Hub

The National Cancer Institute has launched the NCIP Hub to help accelerate innovation in the cancer research community. It is an environment for scientific collaboration where researchers can access a variety of resources shared by other cancer researchers. The NCIP Hub is intended to support a community of members with a shared goal of democratizing access to data, tools, and standards across the cancer research community. Content contributions come from community members and can include seminar presentations, publications, training materials, data, tools, and bookmarks to useful sites and information, as well as discussions on them. Join the NCIP Hub  and  get started.

The NCIP Open-Development Initiative

Wikis

The NCI Wiki hosts individual wikis that document the development of applications, activities of working groups, collaborations, informatics projects, and work in specific domains. Visit the wiki dashboard and select the New Account link to participate. For more information, contact Application Support.

Events

  • CBIIT Speaker Series: Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, NCI Clinical and Translational Imaging Informatics Project (CTIIP), Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET. For information about the series and upcoming speakers, visit the CBIIT Speaker Series Wiki. To view previous Speaker Series presentations, visit the NCI CBIIT Speaker Series YouTube Playlist.

News

  • The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers, launched on June 6. Starting with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and other studies, the GDC imports, standardizes, and provides access to cancer genomic and clinical data. Watch a short video about the GDC featuring CBIIT Director Warren Kibbe.

  • As part of Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, NCI has launched an online engagement platform to enable the research community and the public to submit cancer research ideas to a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts. To submit your scientific research ideas to the Moonshot Initiative visit: CancerResearchIdeas.cancer.gov. Scientific ideas can also be submitted to or by phone to the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.

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The NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog

The NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog provides a forum for the exploration of ideas and knowledge sharing across the NCI and throughout the wider biomedical-informatics and cancer-research community.

Topics recently under discussion include potential NCI Cancer Knowledge Clouds; NCIP support for open, community-driven software development; and intramural collaborations being pursued by NCIP staff. For a more complete description, scroll through the running list of topics contained in the left navigation bar.