Friday, July 12, 2019
A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released to build the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Data Aggregator.
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is requesting proposals to develop a query engine called the Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA).
The CDA will allow users to aggregate data via queries across the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) nodes, NCI Data Coordinating Center (DCC) repositories, and other NIH data repositories.
The CDA is a critical component of the National Cancer Data Ecosystem, a key recommendation from the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel. Integrative cancer research is currently hampered by the fact that important datasets are stored in diverse repositories. The CDA will allow users to query across datatype-specific and program-specific repositories through a common data model, translating research and results into knowledge to inform cancer treatment and discovery.
The deadline to submit the proposal is Thursday, August 22, 2019. Information about the RFP and how to obtain RFP documents can be found on the Frederick National Laboratory Solicitations page. To participate in the bidders conference on Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., contact Nick D’Abbraccio (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 15.