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January 31, 2019

Announcing Agenda for DREAM Challenges@RECOMB 2019

Join us at this years DREAM Challenges@RECOMB workshop on May 4, 2019 in Washington, DC at George Washington University.  This years’ workshop has two main objectives. The first objective is to present the final results of two recent Challenges: the FDA/NCI-CPTAC Multi-omics Enabled Sample Mislabeling Correction Challenge and the ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling – RNA Fusion Detection Challenge. The second objective is to foster an in-depth dialogue between various big-data initiatives being carried out by different agencies in the US Federal Government (such as NCI and NASA) and the scientific community, to explore the role that crowd-sourced Challenges can play in increasing the creative use of data in big-data projects. For this we have invited administrators and scientists leading big data projects to present talks focusing on what these initiatives are doing programmatically and scientifically. This will be followed by a panel discussing how each of these initiatives could benefit by crowd-sourcing their data through scientific challenges. After the panel we will break into groups and work on potential challenges of relevance to these programs. The day should provide an incentive for large-scale data initiatives to leverage crowdsourced challenges as a strategy for enhanced data use by the community and an overview on the process of challenge organization from inception to results. (Learn more)

January 31, 2019

DREAM Challenges@RECOMB 2019

DREAM Challenges@RECOMB

Join us at this years DREAM Challenges@RECOMB workshop on May 4, 2019 in Washington, DC at George Washington University.  This years’ DREAM Challenges@RECOMB workshop has two main objectives. The first objective is to present the final results of two recent Challenges: the FDA/NCI-CPTAC Multi-omics Enabled Sample Mislabeling Correction Challenge and the ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling – RNA Fusion Detection Challenge. The second objective is to foster an in-depth dialogue between various big-data initiatives being carried out by different agencies in the US Federal Government (such as NCI and NASA) and the scientific community, to explore the role that crowd-sourced Challenges can play in increasing the creative use of data in big-data projects. For this we have invited administrators and scientists leading big data projects to present talks focusing on what these initiatives are doing programmatically and scientifically. This will be followed by a panel discussing how each of these initiatives could benefit by crowd-sourcing their data through scientific challenges. After the panel we will break into groups and work on potential challenges of relevance to these programs. The day should provide an incentive for large-scale data initiatives to leverage crowdsourced challenges as a strategy for enhanced data use by the community and an overview on the process of challenge organization from inception to results.

July 30, 2018

Call for Papers for DREAM Conference in December 2018!

This year we are inviting posters and oral presentations about past DREAM Challenges. We encourage participants to submit abstracts about their published or unpublished work on DREAM Challenges, such as the SMC Challenges, ENCODE challenge, the AZ synergy Challenge, etc. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work related to challenges or work that was published or accepted for publication in a journal previously. (Submit here)

May 17, 2018

2018 Publications

Guinney J, Saez-Rodriguez J.; Alternative models for sharing confidential biomedical data.; Nat Biotechnol. 2018 May 9;36(5):391-392. doi: 10.1038/nbt.4128.

AY Lee, et al,; Combining accurate tumor genome simulation with crowdsourcing to benchmark somatic structural variant detection.; Genome Biol. 2018 Nov 6;19(1):188. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1539-5.

CI Cooper Valection: design optimization for validation and verification studies.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Sep 25;19(1):339. doi: 10.1186/s12859-018-2391-z.

Listing of DREAM publications on Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uGmMpmoAAAAJ&hl=en

 

March 19, 2018

Register NOW for DREAM Challenges and EPIDEMIUM@RECOMB in Paris 2018

Registration is open for DREAM Challenges and EPIDEMIUM@RECOMB April 19-20.   The meeting will focus on proteogenomics, single cell systems biology and cancer epidemiology, and how crowdsourced science, data sharing and a culture of collaboration can help advance research in these fields. We will highlight the solutions of the top performing strategies in the Epidemium program in cancer epidemiology and the recent NCI-CPTAC Proteogenomics DREAM Challenge. We will also brainstorm as a community on the possibility of organizing a DREAM challenge on Single Cell Systems Biology, and have a RAMP Challenge Hands on Session.  The RAMP challenge will be divided into an initial individual phase followed by a collaborative phase of discussion. Solutions will be shown instantly in a leaderboard. Ensemble predictions will also be performed during the RAMP workshop.  Pre-Sign up for RAMP Session.  (30 participants needed to preregister to reserve the session.)  (Learn more)

January 17, 2018

Winners in the DREAM Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker Challenge Announced

Sage Bionetworks in Collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announce Winners in the DREAM Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker Challenge. Sage Bionetworks announced today the results of the Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker (PDDM) DREAM challenge, an open crowd-sourced research project designed to benchmark the use of remote sensors to diagnose and track Parkinson’s disease (PD). The winners of this Challenge developed methods that are 38% better than previous models at detecting Parkinson’s disease from a simple walk and balance test (read more)