Genomic Data Commons (GDC) Data Model and Data Dictionary Overview and Updates
Are you interested in accessing cancer data from genomics studies? If so, register for this NCI webinar to learn more about the Genomic Data Commons (GDC)!
University of Chicago’s Dr. Bill Wysocki will discuss how users can better understand the structure and content of data in the GDC, helping them access, submit, or analyze available data.
Dr. Wysocki will review the GDC Data Model, a graph-based data model that maintains a relationship between a case, biospecimen, clinical, and submitted data files. He’ll also review the GDC Data Dictionary, a resource that describes the clinical, biospecimen, administrative, and genomic metadata that can be used with the genomic data generated by the GDC. Topics of interest include:
- recent structural updates supporting sample property standardization.
- new fields supporting NCI programs such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET).
As part of the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons, the GDC supports the submission of data from cancer genomics studies and makes submitted data available to the research community through data access tools.
Dr. Wysocki is the director of User Services and Outreach for the GDC in the Center for Translational Data Science (CTDS) at the University of Chicago.