Cancer Research Informatics Office (CRIO)

The main mission of the Cancer Research Informatics Office (CRIOis to coordinate and lead efforts in cancer data collection, storage, management, integration, mining, analysis, and sharing with the ultimate goal to foster comprehensive studies of risk factors of cancer development and progression and to enable the design of novel strategies for prevention, screening, early detection, and personalized treatment of cancer. 

The CRIO uses a collaborative, responsive, integrated and focused approach to all aspects of systems development and support. The Office utilizes metadata-driven software architecture and implements semantic interoperability by utilizing data standards and taxonomies to harmonize and transform data from external data sources to allow computable data availability for research analytics. This approach ensures findability, accessibility, interoperability, and re-usability of collected data.

The staff of the Office: