A European-wide foundation
to accelerate data-driven
cancer research

About the project

EOSC4Cancer will make diverse types of cancer data accessible: genomics, imaging, medical, clinical, environmental and socio-economic. It will use and enhance federated and interoperable systems for securely identifying, sharing, processing and reusing FAIR data across borders and offer them via community-driven analysis environments.

EOSC4Cancer’s well curated data sets will be essential input for reproducible and robust analytics and computational methods – including machine learning and artificial intelligence. EOSC4Cancer’s five use cases will cover the patient journey from cancer prevention over diagnosis to treatment, laying the foundation of data trajectories and workflows for future European Cancer Mission projects.

Project timeline

September 2022
Project month 1
Project start

Kick-off meeting

February 2023
Project month 6
Data sets and stakeholder engagement

First representative data sets available

Stakeholder Forum and Advisory Boards

August 2023
Project month 12
Cancer data access

Data access interoperability

Network of key cancer data support professionals

November 2023
Project month 15
Capacity building

Improved interpretation of cancer variants

EOSC4Cancer training workshop

February 2024
Project month 18
Research environments

Virtual research environments interoperable with data portals

First prospective data sets available

May 2024
Project month 21
Diverse data types and analytical platforms

Reference installation of XNAT for use cases

Inclusion of novel data types in cBioPortal

February 2025
Project month 30
Project conclusion

EOSC4Cancer Roadmap for European Cancer Data Space

Final Conference

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