Tag Archive: Bioinformatics

May 06

Usable, Collaborative, Reproducible, and Extensible: Four Key Tenets of Cloud Computing

The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) is one of three pilot systems funded by the National Cancer Institute with the aim of co-localizing massive genomics datasets, like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA), alongside secure and scalable computational resources for analysis. TCGA comprises multidimensional matched tumor-normal data from over 11,000 patients and 33 cancer types. …

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Mar 15

NCI Data Catalog: Your One-Stop List for NCI Data

If you aren’t aware of the NCI Data Catalog, you should check it out! The NCI Data Catalog is a consolidated listing of the publicly available data collections produced by NCI initiatives, including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. The catalog has been …

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Feb 29

Informatics Community Crucial to the Cancer Moonshot

There has been a lot of press in the past couple of months about the “Cancer Moonshot,” first mentioned by Vice President Joe Biden in October 2015, and gaining steam recently with the President’s State of the Union address and an initial recommendation of $1 billion of funding. The White House released a Fact Sheet …

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Feb 01

Cancer Research in the Cloud: The New Normal?

By Ilya Shmulevich, Ph.D., Institute for Systems for Biology   We have all been hearing about the benefits of cloud computing for a long time now. At the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), we believe that 2016 is the year in which a cloud-based approach will truly become “the new normal” for cancer research.  The …

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May 12

NCIP Hub: A Platform for Scientific Collaboration, Resource Sharing, and Education

One of the major goals of the NCIP is to help facilitate open innovation and scientific collaboration in the cancer research and informatics community.  To that end, we have undertaken several projects, two of which were the focus of previous NCIP blog posts:  The Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot, an initiative to democratize access to and …

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May 02

Dr. George Komatsoulis, CBIIT Deputy Director, Leaving the NCI

To the Cancer Informatics Community, As you may know, Dr. George Komatsoulis, Deputy Director of the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), will be leaving the NCI on May 2, 2014 to join the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine, where he will be focusing on …

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Sep 09

The Future of the Pathway Interaction Database (PID) — A Conversation with Dr. Daoud Meerzaman

The Pathway Interaction Database (PID) is a collection of biomolecular interactions and events involving signaling and regulatory pathways that have been curated from the peer-reviewed literature. Users are able to browse through biomolecular interactions, run computational analyses, or synthesize and combine interactions to establish novel pathways. Begun as a collaborative project between the National Cancer …

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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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May 31

Input on Cancer Knowledge Clouds: Key Themes from the Community

    “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein There is no shortage of reports describing the informatics challenges presented by the massive data volumes generated by today’s genomics technologies, particularly ultra high-throughput sequencing.  The facility with which these data can be generated has the …

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