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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.
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- On November 25, 2013, the NCI posted a pre-solicitation notice on FedBizOpps for a Broad Agency Agreement (BAA) supporting the . The BAA will be issued on or about December 10, 2013.
The NCIP Computational Genomics Research group, led by Dr. Daoud Meerzaman, has won the HPN-DREAM Breast Cancer Network Inference Challenge 2B. The challenge is an international competition sponsored by Heritage Provider Network (HPN) and NCI. The team built dynamic models to predict phosphoproteins trajectories specific to each of eight stimuli regimes for the sub-challenge “In silico time-course prediction,” which was ranked as the best submitted. This achievement resulted from the team building a consensus network for each stimulus/inhibitor pair through selecting common node-edge links generated by three different algorithms.
- Post-publication peer review mainstreamed, PubMed Commons launched
- AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation v126.96.36.199 is now available. Release notes are posted.
- Big Data to Knowledge Initiative issues a Request for Information on developing an NIH biomedical data catalog
- CBIIT has established three NCIP working groups to explore issues related to high-throughput molecular data, imaging informatics, and next-generation semantic infrastructure.
Recently published articles authored by NCIP staff and members of the community include the following:
- Gaheen et al., caNanoLab: data sharing to expedite the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine.
- Thomas et al., ISA-TAB-Nano: A Specification for Sharing Nanomaterial Research Data in Spreadsheet-based Format.
- Freimuth et al., Life sciences domain analysis model.
Other publications are available in the Bibliography section of the NCIP website.