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NCI Request for Information (RFI): Input on Development of the NCI Imaging Data Commons
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Apr 03 2018
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NCI Request Information RFI): Input Development the NCI Imaging Data Commons Notice Number: NOT-CA-18-060 Key Dates Release Date: April 3, 2018 Related Announcements None Issued National Cancer Institute NCI) Purpose Request Information RFI) seeks public input ideas the proposed development an Imaging Data Commons IDC), cloud-based image repository, analytical workspace key component the NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons CRDC). Background Biomedical research increasingly becoming data-intensive enterprise, siloing both data analytics prevents full utilization available resources. NCI initiated development the Cancer Research Data Commons CRDC), cloud-based data science infrastructure provide access cancer research data collections to scalable computing resources tools. Building upon experience gained developing Genomic Data Commons the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots, NCI proposing Imaging Data Commons IDC) a critical component the CRDC. IDC be repository collaborative workspace storing, viewing, analyzing, sharing cancer-related images associated metadata disciplines such radiology, pathology, cellular/molecular imaging. will also provide APIs enable deployment new existing analytic tools image analysis. is crucial the IDC support needs the cancer research community provide services are maximum value. wish engage potential users the Imaging Data Commons, spanning spectrum bench scientists software tool developers clinical researchers, hear requirements, concerns, ideas what data functionality IDC should encompass. input help drive initial design future development the IDC. thoughts crucial the success the IDC. Information Requested ensure the Imaging Data Commons meets needs the cancer imaging community, NCI seeking input current needs challenges faced sharing, accessing, utilizing imaging data. includes different imaging data types generated, stored, structured, accessed, analyzed. Areas interest include, are limited to, following: Data Types imaging data used research. Instruments, protocols, pipelines used create image data. Repositories used storage, sharing, retrieval image data. Existing repository access issues.   Mandated repositories deposition generated image data. Need simultaneous access publicly available data conjunction private data. Issues encountered data submission repositories. Formats required image data for metadata. Strengths weaknesses pipelines used data metadata submission, quality control, de-identification. Analysis Tools workflows used image analysis. Importance tool categories research: User-supplied tools pipelines analysis. Validating, assessing, using tools provided through platform. Collaborative tools visualization analysis. Saving sharing analytical results. Additional features important image analysis work. Computing resources Familiarity cloud-based computing resources. Familiarity scalable high-performance computing resources image analysis. Issues encountered analyses due computational resource limitations time, cost, etc.).   Submitting Response responses must submitted May 4, 2018. Please include Notice number/RFI number here the subject line. Responders free address any all the categories listed above. Please as specific possible. Please also include area expertise interest cancer imaging. submitted information be reviewed NIH staff. Responses this RFI voluntary. Please not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, sensitive information your response. NIH use information submitted response this RFI its discretion will provide comments any responder's submission. collected information be reviewed NIH staff, appear reports, may shared publicly an NIH website. Government reserves right use any non-proprietary technical information summaries the state the science, any resultant solicitation(s). NIH use information gathered this RFI inform development future funding opportunity announcements. RFI for information planning purposes only should be construed a solicitation as obligation the part the Federal Government, National Institutes Health NIH), individual NIH Institutes Centers. NIH does intend make any awards based responses this RFI to otherwise pay preparation any information submitted for Government's of such information. basis claims against U.S. Government shall arise a result a response this request information from Government’s of such information. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Stephen Jett, Ph.D. Center Biomedical Informatics Information Technology CBIIT) National Cancer Institute NCI) Telephone: 240-276-5537 Email: