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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.

NIH needs input on potential updates to the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy! As a researcher or data scientist, share your perspective related to cancer genomic data to help the policy keep pace with evolving scientific opportunities and stakeholder expectations. Responses to the Request for Information will be accepted through February 28, 2022.

NCI DATA Scholar Dr. Jay G. Ronquillo recently published a study using NIH “All of Us” data and NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons to better understand pharmacogenomic prescribing and testing patterns across the United States.

The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons has recently added 1,000 new clinical outcome data files for Clinical Proteomic Tumor Atlas Consortium (CPTAC) studies to NCI’s Genomic Data Commons and Proteomic Data Commons.

In a recent podcast, NCI leaders from CBIIT and the Small Business Innovation Research Development Center shared how technological developments have enhanced cancer research and have helped usher in new diagnostics, treatments, and patient care.

The NCI Genomic Data Commons now has two new projects from studies about the potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine.

Another opportunity to support the bioinformatics community at NCI’s sister institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute! In this role, the selected fellow will develop and apply comparative genomic approaches to large-scale genomic data sets, focusing on how non-traditional animal models can be used to convey insights into human disease research.

Apply to join the bioinformatics community at NCI’s sister institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). NHGRI’s Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section is recruiting a bioinformatics-focused postdoctoral fellow to analyze phenotypic and genomic data in support of research for a broad range of childhood health issues in African and African-ancestry populations.

This RFI will inform the development of an NIH initiative on the use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to address health disparities and inequities and enhance diversity within the AI/ML workforce.

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

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.