NIH NCI Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) Symposium
Globus is proud to be presenting a poster at this year's NCI Childhood Cancer Symposium. (view poster here)
- Title: Streamlined Sharing of Clinical Patient Data
- Date/Time: Monday, July 29 @ 8:00-9:30 p..m. (during poster reception)
- Abstract: Advances in genomics and data analytics create new opportunities to advance cancer research via large-scale sharing of genomic, clinical, imaging and other data types from patients across institutions around the world. Yet these opportunities are often stymied by a lack of tools for the reliable, secure, rapid, and easy transfer and sharing of large collections of human research data. In the absence of such tools, security and performance concerns often force researchers to resort to slow and error prone shipping of physical media, or worse still, prevent sharing altogether. If data are received, timely analysis is further impeded by the difficulties inherent in verifying data integrity and managing who can access data and for what purpose. The Globus research data management platform (www.globus.org) addresses these obstacles to discovery in data-intensive cancer research with secure, high-quality cloud-hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It provides intuitive, web-based interfaces that people without specialized IT knowledge can use to move, replicate, synchronize, and share data sets with high reliability and speed, thanks to integrated monitoring, failure recovery, and optimization. Globus capabilities are also accessible via simple REST application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing developers to provide robust file transfer and sharing capabilities within their own research data applications and services, while leveraging advanced identity management, single sign-on, and authorization capabilities. Encryption in transit, auditing, access control, and other features are provided to meet the security requirements of human research data and HIPAA. Globus is widely used in the research community, with over 20,000 users in the past year, representing most leading US universities, national laboratories, and many sites overseas. Globus capabilities are ideal for managing the voluminous datasets produced by next generation sequencing and the many biomedical imaging modalities, data types especially relevant in cancer research. Our technology has been applied in a variety of biomedical research contexts where science can be accelerated with rapid, reliable, and secure data transfer and sharing, such as collaborative networks, sequencing and imaging facilities, data portals, campus computing clusters, supercomputers, and public and private clouds.
Scientific stakeholders and leaders from academia, government, industry, and advocacy organizations will gather in Washington, DC, July 29–31, 2019, for the NCI Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) Symposium—a scientific meeting to gain a common understanding of the current issues and opportunities in childhood cancer research that can be addressed through enhanced data collection and maximum utilization of that data.