CRDC 2024 Fall Symposium (Overview)


The Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) marks its 10th Anniversary with a 2024 Fall Symposium, titled Ten Years of Empowering Cancer Researchers. The one-and-a-half-day event on October 16th and 17th, 2024 is open to the public and available for in-person or online participation.

The Symposium will highlight accomplishments over the last 10 years and provide a look ahead through sessions on:

  • CRDC's interoperability advances and data governance improvements to make data management and sharing easier for the cancer research community
  • Updates on aggregated data search and discovery, along with streamlined data submission processes
  • Success stories that highlight the impact CRDC data and resources have had on bench, clinical, and translational studies
  • Reports from the CRDC AI Readiness Initiative, NCI Genomic Enclave, and the CRDC collaboration with the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to develop a Biomedical Data Fabric (BDF) Toolbox

The CRDC Fall Symposium will begin with a half-day afternoon collaboration session with the NCI Office of Data Sharing (ODS). That shared session will focus on how CRDC's data science infrastructure fits in the ODS data sharing lifecycle to support cancer research. Day two of the CRDC Fall Symposium will include sessions as detailed on the events site Agenda tab.

For an overview and introduction to CRDC's work, read the series of manuscripts published in Cancer Research, one of the flagship journals of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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