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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.

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research requests proposals to develop a query engine called the Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA). The CDA will allow users to aggregate data via queries across the Human Tumor Atlas Network, the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) nodes, and other Data Coordinating Centers and repositories with which NCI plans to interoperate.

The Metadata Automation DREAM Challenge is now open for registration. Using structured biomedical data files, Challenge participants will develop solutions that apply existing research data annotations to help automate the annotation of metadata fields and values.

The NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) data release 22 is now available and includes data from the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) Glioblastoma Multiforme Discovery Study and CPTAC-3 miRNA sequencing data. 

Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology contributors, with a team led by Science Program Analyst Denise Warzel, collaborated with fellow NCI colleague Dr. Paula Jacobs of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis and others on a recently published article, “Call for Data Standardization: Lessons Learned and Recommendations in an Imaging Study.”

New proteomic and phosphoproteomic data from the Adult Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Discovery Study are now available on the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons' Proteomic Data Commons (PDC).

The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons’ (CRDC) Imaging Data Commons (IDC) team received a Certificate of Merit award for its educational poster exhibit at the 105th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies (ODSET) is recruiting the 2020 cohort of fellows for its Emerging Leaders in Data Science Fellowship Program.

“Massively Parallel Infrastructure for Adaptive Multiscale Simulations: Modeling RAS Initiation Pathway for Cancer” was selected as best paper at SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis.

A new batch of Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) histology imaging data has been released and is now publicly available on The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) CPTAC Pathology Portal.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is pleased to announce a Biomedical Data Science Codeathon on January 8-10, 2020, at the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA.