Tag: open development

May 17

Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C): The Right Collaboration at the Right Time to Accelerate Cancer Research

Authors of the blog

This is the first of a series of posts that discuss the pilot collaborative program “Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C)” being pursued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Investigators from NCI and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have been working collaboratively with experts …

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Aug 20

Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing: A Gateway to Precision Cancer Medicine

The RepRap Printer

Researchers are using 3D printing to gain insights that contribute to advances in basic biomedical research and the development of precision medical therapies by creating 3D models of pathogens, tumors, normal tissues, cells, and biomolecules. Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, principal investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR), uses …

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Aug 19

NCIP Hub: Addressing Imaging Community Needs

CT scan

In his earlier post, Ishwar Chandramouliswaran introduced the objectives of the NCIP Hub, an online resource for research and collaboration in cancer informatics. As a scientific repository, the NCIP Hub can store community-generated data, tools, and other resources. Members can upload tools, conduct analyses, and collaborate, giving researchers the opportunity to engage with and leverage …

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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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Jan 27

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

Team CGR receives award in the HPN-2013 Dream8 prize ceremony: Julio Saez-Rodriguez, EMBL, UK; Dan Gallahan, NCI; Chunhua Yan, NCI; Daoud Meerzaman, NCI; Mark Wagar, President, Heritage Medical Systems; and Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM and Dream founder.

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

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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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Feb 20

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

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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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Jul 26

Getting There from Here: Four Considerations for Transitioning to Open Development

Open source hands

 “So what do we do? Anything.  Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”  Lee Iacocca I came across Iacocca’s statement late last week, and it struck me as an …

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