National Cancer Institute's Cancer Imaging Data Commons is Live

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Seeking useful data that can be used today? Look no further for rich sets of radiology and medical imaging data; NCI’s Imaging Data Commons (IDC) is now available for imaging data discovery and analysis. The IDC provides cloud-based access to a wide variety of medical imaging and metadata from The Cancer Imaging Archive and other NCI projects such as the Human Tumor Atlas Network (coming in 2021). Researchers and data scientists alike can work with the imaging data directly within the cloud to: 

  • Access, analyze, and share imaging and metadata. 
  • Leverage a growing open source library of tools and workflows. 
  • Train machine learning algorithms and share tools with the community that aid in medical image recognition, metadata automation, and large-scale analysis. 

As the latest repository within the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), the IDC allows researchers to connect imaging data to corresponding genomics and proteomics data within the CRDC. 

This page last reviewed on April 6, 2023