Category: Data Commons

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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