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The Network of “BioThings”

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:38
By Chunlei Wu, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Scripps Research Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology Biomedical knowledge is typically centered around the variety of biological entity types, such as genes, genetic variants, drugs, diseases, etc. Collectively, we refer to them as “BioThings.” The volume of biomedical data has grown explosively, thanks to the efforts …

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Towards FAIR&R Cancer Data Analysis

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:30
By Saurabh Sinha, Ph.D., Liz Williams, and Ishwar Chandramouliswaran         In an era of unprecedented growth in the size and variety of datasets and the number of software tools, there is an ever-increasing need for frameworks that connect and integrate data and tools within a secure and easy-to-use research ecosystem. In the …

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Announcing the Release of the Imaging Data Commons Request for Proposals

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:50
 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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Shape the Data Sharing Landscape: Make a Difference

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:16
By: Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Office of Data Sharing Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology National Cancer Institute Broad and equitable data sharing can be interpreted many ways. For NCI’s Office of Data Sharing, this means balancing the support of exciting science and innovation and the needs of research and participant communities …

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