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Webinar: Introduction to the CGC

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In this seminar, Dr. Brandi Davis-Dusenbery highlighted the four guiding principles that have driven development of the Seven Bridges CGC: 

Making data available isn’t enough to make it usable: We’ve built a dynamic query engine that allows fast search of more than 140 clinical and biospecimen properties to enable finding interesting TCGA data faster and easier. Importantly, data are immediately available for analysis at scale using both pre-defined and custom workflows.   

The best science happens in teams: A fine-grained permissions model allows transparent collaboration; in a secure and compliant manner. 

Reproducibility shouldn’t be hard: Each analysis, including all parameters, files, and software versions is fully logged and can be perfectly replicated days or months later. 

The impact of TCGA is amplified by new data and tools: Researchers can readily bring their own data, and their own tools to analyze alongside TCGA data. Native implementation of the Common Workflow Language (CWL) specification enables portability of tools and workflows to and from other CWL-compliant systems. 

The seminar included a demo of the system and interested researchers can visit to get involved.

Earlier Event: March 6
Molecular Medicine Tri Conference