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

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.

Data science is one of the crosscutting themes in NIH’s newly released Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025. The Strategic Plan outlines how NIH will advance its mission and fulfill the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act. NIH outlines how utilizing data and modernizing the NIH-funded data ecosystem is imperative to mission success.

NINR is promoting and improving the health of individuals, their families, and communities. Watch the videocast for any one of the three webinars to learn how AI can positively impact patient well-being and how clinicians can use this technology in their practice.

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!

CBIIT Director, Dr. Tony Kerlavage, along with NCI staff and a host of experts in childhood cancer research, recently published an article, “Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC): Scientific Drivers for Informatics, Data Science, and Care in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer,” in JCO Cancer Clinical Informatics. The article summarizes the Fall 2020 CI4CC Symposium and showcases the scope of initiatives underway to address childhood cancer, with a particular emphasis on how data science and informatics are helping to support these initiatives.

Cancer data scientists, staff scientists in labs, and core facilities managers (as well as others) can apply for up to five years of salary support through the NCI Research Specialist (R50) Award. This award enables outstanding scientists autonomy and the ability to continue to make progress in their cancer studies. Applications for this award are due by November 1, 2021.

This RFI seeks extramural stakeholder input (e.g., bioinformaticians, computational biologists, data scientists, and other informatics researchers) to understand the opportunities and challenges of adopting cloud computing at minority universities and colleges for biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social science research. Responses will be accepted through September 30, 2021.

Supplementary proteomics data from the most comprehensive molecular map of lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is available in the NCI Proteomics Data Commons (PDC).

The relaunched monthly CWIG webinar series will invite researchers from across the globe to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.

Data scientists, cancer biologists, and computational scientists are invited to submit abstracts to the Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop (CAFCW21). Papers should focus on the application of computational approaches to cancer challenges, and those selected will be presented at the workshop. Abstract submissions are due by Monday, September 13.