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Keep up with the latest news from the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) and the data science communities.

In partnership with The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine released a special March issue of its Journal of Medical Physics titled, “Datasets Hosted in NCI’s Cancer Imaging Archive.” The aim of this special issue is to highlight valuable examples of both Medical Physics Data Set Articles (MPDAs) and publicly available data sets that can be reused for future research endeavors and utilized for addressing emerging scientific or clinical questions.

Attending the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting? Here are a few event and poster sessions you won’t want to miss to learn more about the latest NCI data science, data commons, and cancer research activities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched the “COVID-19 TOPx” technology sprint to develop digital solutions for the effective collection and reporting of COVID-19 diagnostics data. Data scientists, cancer researchers, and the greater public may provide feedback on these solutions in a live virtual demo on April 1, 2021.

The Pediatric Genomic Data Inventory (PGDI) is now available on datascience.cancer.gov for data scientists and cancer researchers. This resource lists known ongoing and completed sequencing projects of pediatric cancer cohorts from the United States and other countries, along with some basic details and reference metadata.

The Human Cancer Models Initiative’s (HCMI’s) Searchable Catalog now has new features that allow users to easily locate models and their case-associated data in the Genomic Data Commons.

NCI’s Office of Cancer Genomics’ data analysis and experimental observations tool—CTD² Dashboard—aims to make cancer-relevant results from the CTD² Network easier to use. Learn more about recent improvements to the Dashboard.

Clinical plasma samples and associated clinical data collected from breast cancer patients by the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) are now publicly available research resources.

In collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, NCI has developed COVID-19 Seroprevalence Hub (COVID-19 SeroHub), a central repository of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies.

NCI’s Proteomic Data Commons (PDC) has released new data from the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and supplemental data from the Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN). This release contains 350 gigabytes of open-access proteomic data, including breast, ovarian, and pediatric brain cancer studies.

NIH has released the updated Data Management and Sharing Policy. All NCI grantees will be required to submit a data sharing plan regardless of their funding level or mechanism. The policy will go into effect beginning January 25, 2023.