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

In 1971, the National Cancer Act was signed into law, creating NCI. Now, 50 years later, NCI celebrates the progress that has been made and the promise of what’s to come.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has established the Emerging Leaders in Data Science Fellowship Program to develop a cadre of talented data scientists who have a strong interest in applying their bioinformatics and data science expertise to advance research on infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Applications are due by February 28, 2021.

NIH and the National Science Foundation are participating in an interagency funding opportunity that seeks to address technological and data science challenges, which require fundamental research and development of new tools, workflows, and methods. Proposals are due Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. (submitter’s local time).

NCI seeks input to identify promising opportunities and cancer research needs that, while difficult to address on an individual scale, might be directly related to the scientific mission of a national lab. Responses will be accepted through Friday, February 19, 2021.

New pancreatic cancer data sets are now available through the NCI Genomic Data Commons, Proteomic Data Commons, and The Cancer Imaging Archive.

Applications are now being accepted for the NCI-DOE Collaboration Workshop Series on radiation oncology. Join multidisciplinary experts from basic science, clinical practice, and computational science to explore emerging and futuristic opportunities to advance radiation therapy.

Clinical plasma samples and associated clinical data collected from breast cancer patients by the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) are now publicly available research resources.

NCI’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research is recruiting a program officer to manage and oversee contracts that support proteomics data management activities. Responsibilities will also include overseeing both OCCPR’s Proteomics Data Coordinating Center and NCI’s Proteomic Data Commons—a repository of the Cancer Research Data Commons. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Requests for applications (RFAs) have been reissued by the NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research program. The RFAs, aimed at successive stages of informatics technology, are for algorithm development, prototyping and hardening, enhancement and dissemination, and sustainment.

NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) invites college students to join CBIIT for an 8-12 week paid internship opportunity in the Summer of 2021.