Enabling Open Access to Cancer Genomics Data | Front Line Genomics
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-07-08
"The NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is making a bold move, introducing Data Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration Tools an online, open access cancer research resource they’re calling DAVE.
Since DAVE was launched last year, the GDC has collected and harmonised a vast quantity of cancer genomics data, more than 4.5 petabytes, which has been fundamental in the recent progress against cancer and holds the promise for continued improvement in our ability to diagnose, treat, and care for patients.
Their vision, however, has been much grander than creating a data repository; they have been building a foundation for a knowledge system with the power for in-depth analyses that will extend the reach and utility of the data to a wide community of scientists. In transforming the GDC into this knowledge system, they are hoping to transform the research community. "