About Cancer Research Ideas for the CCDI


Public involvement is critical to the success of the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). Indeed, the success of the initiative will depend on breaking down silos and encouraging everyone with an interest in fighting childhood cancer to work together, share information, and collaborate on solutions.

We need to hear from you— patients, parents, researchers, clinicians, advocates, data scientists, engineers, and anyone with a bold idea to advance progress against cancer through collaboration and information sharing.

NCI will use the ideas, suggestions, and comments you provide to develop recommendations on how to make the most of the federal investment to collect, analyze, and share data to address the burden of cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults.

The research topic areas addressed include:

  • Research Questions and Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Collection
  • Data Infrastructure
  • Data Sharing
  • Value of Childhood Cancer Data Sharing

A Few Ground Rules

We welcome your ideas and comments, but please make sure they do not:

  • Endorse political parties, candidates, or groups
  • Solicit donations or funds
  • Infringe on copyright and intellectual property
  • Contain procurement-sensitive information related to any current or future NCI acquisitions
  • Contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups

Also, this platform is not part of a solicitation for grant proposals. Please do not submit a grant proposal using the platform. The ideas and comments submitted reflect views and opinions of the author/submitter and do not reflect the official views of the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the federal government.

Remember that your posts are public! When posting, please do not include information such as phone numbers, email addresses, or social security numbers in the text of your idea/comment.


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