ESAC, Inc. wins multi-year contract to design and build the Proteomic Data Commons (PDC) for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
October 1, 2017
Based on the recommendation of the 2016 Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM initiative to create a National Cancer Data Ecosystem, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has begun the development of the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) to establish a data science infrastructure necessary to connect repositories, analytical tools, and knowledge bases. These resources would allow data to be aggregated, queried, analyzed, and visualized in unique and powerful ways within and across data types. As a part of this ecosystem, the overarching goal of the NCI Proteomic Data Commons (PDC) project is to democratize access to cancer-related proteomic datasets as well as to provide sustainable computational support to the cancer research community.
ESAC, Inc has been awarded the contract to design and build the PDC that will enable and empower the cancer research community, including scientists working in both intramural and extramural laboratories, with the necessary informatics capabilities to carry out large-scale, multi-omic data analysis.
ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.
Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center
ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.
Program Manager NCI
We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.
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