Category: Data Commons

Dec 11

Announcing the Release of the Imaging Data Commons Request for Proposals

Dr. Stephen Jett Headshot

 By Stephen D. Jett, Ph.D. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology National Cancer Institute In 2016, the Cancer MoonshotSM was announced with the intent to accelerate progress in cancer research and speed the transition from laboratory discovery to therapeutics. A Blue Ribbon Panel was established, which made twelve recommendations …

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Jul 06

Introducing the Data Commons Framework

Author: Robert L. Grossman, Ph. D.

Robert L. Grossman, Ph.D. Frederick H. Rawson Professor Professor of  Medicine and Computer Science Jim and Karen Frank Director,  Center for Translational Data Science (CTDS) University of Chicago For this interview, the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology Communications Team interviewed Dr. Robert L. Grossman of the University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive …

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Nov 06

We Face a New “Tragedy of the Commons.” The Remedy is Better Metadata.

Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D.Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D.

By Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D. The data science community is awash with “FAIRness.” In the past few years, there has been an emerging consensus that scientific data should be archived in open repositories, and that the data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.1 The campaign for FAIR data is particularly palpable at the …

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Aug 30

Towards a Cancer Research Data Commons

Allen Dearry, Ph.D.Allen Dearry, Ph.D.

By Allen Dearry, Ph.D., Program Director I recently joined NCI to help support strategic data sharing and informatics projects within the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT). Having worked on information management at another Institute for five years and the trans-NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative since its inception, this is an …

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