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Submit a Proposal to Build the Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA) by August 22

The functionality of the cancer data aggregator can be described as this: a user is currently on a data portal or application (for example one of the NCI Cloud resources from the Broad Institute, ISB, or Seven Bridges Genomics). That application will connect to the Cancer Data Aggregator through an API that allows users to query parameters for data sets. The aggregator then queries across the Cancer Research Data Commons (which will be secured by Auth/AuthZ authentication), NCI Data Coordinating Centers, an

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is requesting proposals to develop a query engine called the Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA). The CDA will allow users to aggregate data via queries across the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) nodes, NCI Data Coordinating Center (DCC) repositories,  and other NIH data repositories.  

The CDA is a critical component of the National Cancer Data Ecosystem, a key recommendation from the Cancer Moonshot℠ Blue Ribbon Panel. Integrative cancer research is currently hampered by the fact that important datasets are stored in different repositories. The CDA will allow users to query across datatype-specific and program-specific repositories through a common data model, translating research and results into knowledge to inform cancer treatment and discovery.

Learn more about the CDA and submit your proposal by Thursday, August 22. 

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