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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's Common Fund recently issued Notices of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for its new program, Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa). In addition, NIH is hosting a DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium Platform as part of this new program's launch that will include information about the FOAs and engage participants in robust scientific sessions that examine the state of data science in Africa.

NCI's Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) has new data from the HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization Project (HTMCP).

The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) is joining the ranks of the 23 international Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) driver projects. As a driver project, the CRDC will bring real-world data and experiences to guide the development of data sharing tools and standards.

An Ideas Lab is an intensive 5-day program for 30 participants (with a range of expertise and experience) to deepen their shared understanding of a complex challenge, redefine the problems within the challenge, and generate innovative ideas for research proposals. This Ideas Lab will focus on the creation of "digital twin technology."

NCI's Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) released two new videos on post-translational modifications and bioinformatics as part of the "Principles of Proteomics" Series.

The PDC is a next-generation proteomic data repository within NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) with corresponding genomics and imaging data sets to enable data access, analysis, and sharing for integrative research.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the NIH, FDA, VA, and other stakeholders, developed the “National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda.” The Agenda articulates a vision of a health IT infrastructure that supports alignment between the clinical and research ecosystems allowing research to happen more quickly and effectively. Collaborators from each of these agencies, including CBIIT Director, Dr. Tony Kerlavage, describe the importance of this comprehensive and coordinated action in a newly published article, “Leveraging the Health Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure to Advance Federal Research Priorities.”

Investigators with a wide variety of expertise, including, but not limited to, cancer biology, oncology, machine learning (or other AI), cancer systems biology, or mathematical modeling are encouraged to apply to attend the 2020 “Advancing Cancer Biology at the Frontiers of Machine Learning and Mechanistic Models” Innovation Lab.

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges with the potential for substantial public health impact.

The NCI ITCR program has reissued Funding Opportunity Announcements aimed at successive stages of informatics technology development.