SBIR Funding Opportunities: Cloud-Based Tools for CRDC and Image De-Identification Solutions
The NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center is now accepting proposals for contracts of interest to the data science field. One topic is aimed at developing cloud-based imaging and multi-omic tools and another is seeking de-identification solutions for NCI's Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC). As a major component within NCI’s National Cancer Data Ecosystem, the CRDC is a rapidly evolving cloud-based data science infrastructure that provides researchers with the means and tools to access, analyze, share, and visualize large amounts of cancer data. Applications are due by Monday, October 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
A virtual information session will be held on September 3, 2020, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET.* NCI SBIR experts will provide an in-depth overview of the program and the defined requirements, specific deliverables, and defined schedule that awardees are expected to follow through completion of their contract.
*A pre-recorded webinar from HHS is available, which explains the 2020 contract Funding Opportunity Announcements for SBIR programs and gives some tips for success.
NIH/NCI 427: De-Identification Software Tools for Pipelines for Cancer Imaging Research
The NIH/NCI 427 contract aims to support the development and sustainment of software tools and pipelines for image de-identification, specifically for images produced by radiologic and pathology imaging modalities. These tools will comprehensively de-identify images by removing PHI and PII from image files generated by clinical imaging and/or whole slide imaging (WSI) modalities while retaining metadata to help provide interoperability with other image formats and data types. De-identification will make image collections suitable for public distribution and sharing. These include submission into components of the National Cancer Data Ecosystem, like CRDC’s Imaging Data Commons and The Cancer Imaging Archive. Learn more and submit your proposal.
NIH/NCI 428: Cloud-Based Multi-Omic and Imaging Software for the CRDC
The NIH/NCI 428 contract seeks to provide support for integration or development and implementation of innovative solutions for cloud-based informatics, imaging analysis, or multi-omics tools within the CRDC that address current challenges of big data analysis. NCI seeks to enable wider engagement of the cancer research community, including researchers and clinicians, by offering enhanced data analysis capabilities, visualization tools, and data access and sharing platforms. Learn more and submit your proposal.