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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.

Apply by June 1 to participate in NCI’s DataViz + Cancer Innovation Lab and join a diverse team in the search for creative ways to build a patient-centered clinical experience.

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 NIH Office of Data Science Strategy recently announced four Notices of Special Interest for administrative supplemental funding. Supplement applications are due May 2021.

This innovative team approach connects use cases with data sets to provide artificial intelligence (AI) developers with another set of resources for building AI tools to benefit radiology.

This Request for Information is intended to obtain information to formulate a procurement strategy for a data platform to support the National Childhood Cancer Registry, a component of the larger Childhood Cancer Data Initiative.

Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan will join CBIIT as the new associate director for Informatics and Data Science, overseeing a broad range of programs and initiatives related to data science. She will bring a unique perspective to her work at CBIIT, blending experience as a cancer researcher with skills in leading and implementing complex data management systems.

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy, in partnership with the Howard University Research Centers for Minority Institutions Program, is hosting a virtual codeathon June 21–24, 2021, for addressing health disparities. Applications are due Monday, April 26, 2021.

In partnership with The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine released a special virtual issue of Medical Physics in March 2021 titled, “Datasets Hosted in NCI’s Cancer Imaging Archive.” This special issue aims to highlight valuable examples of both Medical Physics Data Set Articles (MPDAs) and publicly available data sets that can be reused for future research endeavors and utilized for addressing emerging scientific or clinical questions.

NCI is soliciting applications for the reissuance of its Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) program. One of the Funding Opportunity Announcements, titled “Proteogenomic Data Analysis Centers for CPTAC,” should be of particular interest to the data science community since awardees will have the chance to develop computational tools for the analysis, integration, and visualization of CPTAC data.

CBIIT’s Dr. Keyvan Farahani, imaging informatics program director, has been selected as a 2021 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Fellow for his distinguished contributions to cancer imaging research, medical physics, and the AAPM scientific society.