Accelerating Cancer Research Through Collaborative Science
Project Data Sphere® (PDS), in close collaboration with the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, has initiated a series of data-driven research programs. The four programs provide a conceptual framework for PDS to fulfill a primary goal of fostering collaborative research communities to address pressing issues in cancer research.
These research programs convene around a shared interest among members to investigate bold new ways to analyze open-access datasets on the Project Data Sphere platform for the benefit of global oncology. Ultimately, they address the following questions: how do researchers access the information they need to conduct their research; and what information would they like to be able to access but they currently can't?
Each program is led by a PDS program manager who convenes task forces comprising life sciences investigators, academic researchers, and members of government regulatory agencies. Task force members use PDS as an independent convener to facilitate sharing of knowledge and resources to pursue common concerns in which to share knowledge and resources to pursue common concerns.