pioneering translational data science

to advance biology, medicine, healthcare, and the environment


23 May 2016

ASCO Annual Meeting 2016

Stop by NCI Exhibit #5053 for the interactive kiosk featuring the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC). Our team will be giving demos and answering questions about the GDC for the June launch. Allison Heath, PhD will be giving a talk during the Meet the Experts session on June 5th at 2pm titled "The NCI Genomic Data Commons: Architecture and Data." We hope to see you there!

2 May 2016


DCDS16 is a three-day workshop of invited talks on data commons and data sharing on June 7-9, 2016. The Biomedical Track focuses on enhancing data sharing for cancer data on Days 1 and 2. The Environmental Track covers technologies for environmental disciplines on Day 3.

19 April 2016

Join our Team

We are looking for data engineers, data scientists, and bioinformaticians to join our team. We have a range of projects offering opportunities to use your skills on critical initiatives in cancer, genomics, and environmental research. Check out our current openings.

16 April 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you share our passion of using data science to make an impact on important problems? Consider joining our team as a volunteer to contribute in an area of your expertise and fuel your curiousity. Your generosity and support are critical to delivering on our ambitious mission. Send us a letter of interest along with your resume to inquire about current opportunities.

05 April 2016

BioIT World 2016

We were in Boston with our fellow industry and academic colleagues at BioIT World talking about our work developing large-scale data commons for genomic and clinical data. The landscape is changing for sharing research data, exemplifying the need for integrating and interoperating in-house genomic and clinical data with public data commons and private data partnerships.

02 Feb 2016

WeiJen Chang appointed as Visiting Scientist

WeiJen Chang is an engineer and operations deputy at Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center in Taipei, Taiwan where he is charged with data center operations, software development and software/hardware purchase planning. He was part of the "CernVM File System" and "Distributed Data Management" projects for software development at CERN, which is the tier 0 center of the Large Hadron Collider experiment. He is currently collaborating on the Biomedical Data Commons Technical Pilot at CDIS.