Category Archive: Open Development

Jan 27

Winning an HPN-DREAM8 Challenge: Competition and Collaboration Supporting Open Scientific Research and Development

While working with big genomics data can be very challenging, it can also be fun. And when your team wins a competition, it’s positively exhilarating, as our NCIP Computational Genomics Research Group discovered while participating in the 8th annual set of challenges posed by The Dialogue on Reverse Engineering Assessment and Methods (DREAM) project. DREAM …

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Aug 28

Reducing Friction: An Update on the NCIP Open Development Initiative

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) this summer and heard a wonderful talk by Cameron Neylon on “The Role of Open Source and Open Thinking.”  In his talk, he presented a clever equation for calculating the probability of helping someone through an open source project: P (of helping someone) …

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Aug 01

Invitation for Public Comment on Analysis and Data Priorities for the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

Through this blog, we are pleased to provide you with regular updates on the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots.  In a recent post, George Komatsoulis discussed the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors’ unanimous approval of the project concept.  He also announced the release of a Sources Sought notice, an opportunity for the technical community to …

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Jun 27

ISA-TAB-Nano Code Fest: Community Building and Coding to Advance Nanotechnology Data Exchange, Bethesda, Maryland, May 9-10, 2013

  “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” — Henry Ford Enabling the meaningful sharing and re-use of data across the research community is critical to the NCI’s mission to convene the community to work cooperatively on addressing the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Data sharing is facilitated …

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Feb 20

NCIP’s Open-Development Strategy Enables Community-Driven Cancer Informatics Software Development

The NCIP is committed to advancing cancer research through improving biomedical informatics, and we believe that active participation by the broad community is the most effective way to accomplish this. To that end, we have made significant advances in our plan to engage the biomedical-research, informatics, and developer communities by lowering the barrier to community-driven …

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