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06/02/2020 - 3:13pm

The National Cancer Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology and SC20 are seeking abstracts for presentations for the Sixth Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop (CAFCW20). CAFCW20 is a workshop designed to bring together clinicians, cancer biologists, mathematicians, data scientists, computational scientists, engineers, developers, thought leaders, and... Read more

06/01/2020 - 5:27pm

Many in the data science community are familiar with the FAIR principles—a set of principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. Earlier this month NIH’s Dr. Dawei Lin, a data scientist from NIAID, and colleagues published the community-developed TRUST principles to promote the adoption of Transparency, Responsibility, User focused, Sustainability, and Technology.  These principles are complementary to the FAIR principles and aim to promote TRUST for data... Read more

06/01/2020 - 4:47pm

On June 2, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem will be launching the COVID-19 Risk Factor Modeling Challenge.

Identifying and improving our understanding of the risk and protective factors for severe COVID-19 illness is crucial to better protect, triage, and treat at-risk individuals. To date, researchers and medical professionals have identified... Read more

06/01/2020 - 3:39pm

The last day to submit to precisionFDA’s Truth Challenge V2: Calling Variants from Short and Long Reads in Difficult-to-Map Regions is June 8.

Join this challenge to assess variant calling pipeline performance on a common frame of reference consisting of difficult-to-map regions, segmental duplications, and the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). Ilumina, PacBio HiFi, and Oxford Nanopore sequencing... Read more

05/20/2020 - 6:15pm

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Data Science Strategy and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) (NOT-OD-20-108) seeking public input on how Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data can be formatted and stored to better facilitate usage,... Read more

05/19/2020 - 5:09pm

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) awarded a contract to develop the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA) to a consortium led by the Broad Institute, Institute for Systems Biology, Seven Bridges Genomics, and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Inc. The CDA is a query engine that will help... Read more

05/04/2020 - 5:45pm

To learn more about how you can leverage generalist repositories such as NIH Figshare to publish your datasets, register for the next webinar on Tuesday, May 12 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. For those unable to attend live, a recording will be available on the Office of Data Science Strategy’s Biomedical Data Repositories and Knowledgebases webpage after the event.

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04/20/2020 - 12:00pm

An Ideas Lab to Shape the Future of Predictive Modeling Across Scales from Biology to Clinical Care

Apply to be part of this exciting 5-day workshop to collaborate with peers and develop concepts for a digital twin component that, within the next 2–3 years, will advance the development of a model of an individual cancer patient. These projects should lead to disease and... Read more

04/15/2020 - 2:50pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health is hosting a free webinar for researchers to learn how to share, discover, and cite COVID-19 data and code in generalist repositories on April 24 from 2-3:45 p.m. ET.

The biomedical research community’s understanding of the novel coronavirus and the associated coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving. Open science and the timely sharing of research data have played a critical role in advancing... Read more

03/23/2020 - 3:58pm

The PDC is a next-generation proteomics data repository within NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons with corresponding genomics and imaging data sets to enable data access, analysis, and sharing for integrative research. Researchers, data scientists, and informaticists alike can access these data for analyses and submit their own data sets to share with the community. Whereas in the past, data sets have been analyzed with separate pipelines, the PDC harmonizes multi-omics data with a common... Read more