The Center for Cancer Data Harmonization Kicks Off Efforts

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center for Cancer Data Harmonization (CCDH) is kicking off a 3 ½ year-effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized, and powerful. In line with Cancer Moonshot (sm) goals, CCDH will ultimately improve data sharing and data harmonization across NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC).

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research awarded the research contract on behalf of NCI to Oregon State University. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina will team up to create and operate the CCDH.

The team will develop a “concierge service” for researchers needing help understanding how to leverage, incorporate, design, or use cancer data. The team’s work will be organized around five key areas: community development, data model harmonization, ontology and terminology ecosystem, tools and data quality, and program management.

Learn more about NCI’s CRDC and the data made accessible by the CCDH.

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