UK cancer data sharing initiative up for award:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) has been short-listed for a national award, based on its work in bringing together data gained in every area of cancer science and medicine into a single, full integrated and accessible knowledge base. The work, being put forward for a Times Higher Research Project of the Year 2005 award, aims to make cancer research data available and accessible and to streamline its translation into better prevention, treatment and care. Chairman of the NCRI, Professor Alex Markham, says: "Advances in scientific inquiry and modern technology are triggering the creation of huge amounts of new data, which is bursting out of the cancer research community in the UK." NCRI's initiative is vital in the understanding of how this information fits together, said Professor Markham.