DCHI Director W. Ed Hammond, PhD has been named to the National Cancer Informatics Program’s (NCIP) newly formed Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel is a group of respected leaders in the research community who will provide subject matter expertise on domain analysis models used as a framework for sharing information across biomedical research projects and domains.
The National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP) was established by National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2012 to undertake a thorough reassessment of the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) program and begin charting a new course for the informatics infrastructure to support the NCI’s research programs. The goals of the NCIP are to assess informatics needs in the cancer research community, collect and clarify cancer research and clinical sciences informatics requirements, identify the best effective ways to meet these needs, develop/custom and deploy business-driven IT solutions and informatics capabilities, and ensure data are available for sharing when the business need exists. The use of common enterprise models can help address challenges with sharing information across biomedical research projects and domains. The Advisory Panel will focus on offering guidance, strategic direction, prioritization, and technological advice in the modeling and adoption of the unified BRIDG model and adoption in research communities.