NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) effort

Enables interoperability and end-user analyses of NIH cloud controlled access datasets

The NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) effort aims to establish and implement guidelines and technical standards to facilitate the establishment of a federated data ecosystem across participating US National Institutes of Health cloud platforms. Platforms currently include AnVIL, BioData Catalyst, Kids First Data Resource Center, the Cancer Research Data Commons, and the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).

Funding for NCPI comes primarily from the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy, with contributions to participating platforms from the National Human Genome Research Institute; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Cancer Institute; the National Library of Medicine; and the NIH Office of the Director.

NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) effort information
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  • Marcia Fournier
  • Sweta Ladwa
  • Tanja Davidsen
  • Valentina Di Francesco
  • Laura Biven
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NCPI Interoperability Projects and partners

The NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) effort aims to facilitate data availability by encouraging the adoption of common technical standards across various cloud platforms. This approach will enable researchers to conveniently access data from multiple platforms using a single sign-on system, streamlining the processes of data discovery, access, and analysis. NCPI works with partners to pilot and adopt GA4GH standards for data access, portable analysis workflows and tools, authorisation, and interoperability. The “Interoperability Projects” use cases are real-world examples from within the U.S. National Institutes of Health and partner organisations.