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About BIDS

The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) vision is to develop enterprise-level, consolidated information technology infrastructure that will provide exceptional IT capabilities to NCI in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research.  The program is being strategically realigned and is moving toward a contract-wide responsibility and an enterprise mentality in managing mission-critical IT resources and projects.

BIDS’s many long-term and intermediate strategic goals include:

  • Expansion of the Advanced Biomedical Computational Science’s (ABCS’s) role as a premier center for scientific computing, imaging, and bioinformatics;
  • Broader support of the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) in its caBIG development and deployment efforts;
  • Design and construction of a state-of-the-art Datacenter at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF);
  • Design and implementation of enterprise class IT solutions to enable the Cancer Data Cloud, patient profiling, and NCI drug development platform initiatives.