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National Institutes of Health
ChallengesTwo of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), collaborated to execute a project known as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The TCGA mission is to catalog the genetic mutations responsible for cancer using genome sequencing and bioinformatics. The genome data under TCGA had to be converted to a different format (ICGC) to make this information available to researchers and scientists around the world. The challenges faced in this process were