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History of the Cloud Pilots

 

2017 September   Cloud pilots become Cloud Resources.
2016 Starting January   Cloud pilots opened registration for researchers to access and evaluate their unique platforms.
2015 Nov. 15 Institute for Systems Biology and Seven Bridges Genomics open early access to their platforms.
  Starting January   NCI Cloud pilots design and develop individual platforms based on input received from the research community.
2014 Oct. 10

NCI Cloud awardees announced. NCI awarded to Broad Institute, Seven Bridges Genomics, and Institute for Systems Biology. The three pilots would collaborate with each other and with the groups managing the NCI Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) Data Coordinating Center.
  Jan. 17   NCI began accepting proposals for Cancer Genomic Clouds. The contact awarded three organizations to develop a three-phase pilot program to design and test the feasibility of cancer genomic cloud. The organizations selected to develop the clouds would be expected to collaborate with each other and with the groups managing the NCI Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) Data Coordinating Center.
2013 Nov. 25   In preparation for the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), the NCI posted a pre-solicitation notice on November 25, 2013, on FedBizOpps that announced the online pre-proposal conference.
  Aug. 8 Simultaneously with beginning the procurement process, the NCIP established an IdeaScale site to allow the community to contribute critical use cases that the cloud pilots will need to support.
  July 24   The deadline for submission of capability statements in response to the Research and Development Sources Sought Notice issued by the NCI.
  June 24 Dr. George Komatsoulis, then interim director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), which administers the National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP), led the creation of a concept document describing a project to develop up to three cancer genomics cloud pilots for review by the cancer-research community.
  April 7 Dr. Harold Varmus and other members of the Institute's senior leadership issued a letter to NCI grantees seeking input on these and other computational challenges they encounter on an almost daily basis.