Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research (ITCR) Case Study Report

October, 2018
IDA document: D-10311
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Brian L. Zuckerman, Ian D. Simon, Katherine M. Kowal, William E. J. Doane See more authors
The Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program is a trans-National Cancer Institute (NCI) program supporting investigator-initiated informatics technology development driven by critical needs in cancer research. The program began in 2012 and was first renewed in 2015. In support of a second renewal request, NCI requires an independent evaluation of the program. In February 2018, NCI asked the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) to conduct three activities: (1) facilitate an expert panel process intended to provide evaluative insights regarding the program’s rationale and impact to date; (2) survey current and former ITCR awardees to identify the program’s role in fostering collaboration; and (3) conduct a set of case studies of ITCR impact at an award level. This report responds to the third and final charge.