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

Data scientists, informaticists, and medical physicists are invited to develop the best, most generalizable models, algorithms, and approaches for breast density estimation using image-based distributed or federated learning.

Help the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and the precisionFDA optimize data processing pipelines for identifying indels (i.e., insertions/deletions in a genome) in oncopanel sequencing datasets by participating in a sequencing data challenge. Pre-register for the “Indel Calling from Oncopanel Sequencing Data Challenge” before May 2, 2022! Selected participants will be publicly recognized and invited to contribute to a scientific manuscript and a “Top Performer Webinar” that will be open to the public.

Interested in developing new, creative data visualization techniques to facilitate cancer research? If so, apply by Wednesday, September 8, to participate in NCI’s next DataViz + Cancer Innovation Lab!

On June 21–24, 2021, in partnership with the Howard University Research Centers for Minority Institutions Program, the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is hosting a virtual codeathon for addressing health disparities. Applications to participate are due Monday, June 7, 2021.

Apply by June 8 to participate in NCI’s DataViz + Cancer Innovation Lab and join a diverse team in the search for creative ways to build a patient-centered clinical experience.

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy, in partnership with the Howard University Research Centers for Minority Institutions Program, is hosting a virtual codeathon June 21–24, 2021, for addressing health disparities. Applications are due Monday, April 26, 2021.

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.

On November 30, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration’s precisionFDA launched the COVID-19 Precision Immunology App-a-thon. Participants will develop applications and pipelines to illuminate the relationship between personalized, adaptive immunity molecular data and COVID-19 disease variables. The submission period is from November 30, 2020 to January 29, 2021.

Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) researchers shared the results of their first crowd-sourced NCI-CPTAC DREAM Proteogenomic Challenge. In this community-based, collaborative contest, participants developed computational algorithms to predict protein abundance and phosphoprotein levels.

To improve understanding of the risk and protective factors in the Veteran population, the VHA Innovation Ecosystem is utilizing the precisionFDA platform to call upon the public to develop machine learning and artificial intelligence models to predict health outcomes using synthetic Veteran health records.