NCPI Spring 2022
NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) Spring 2022 Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
First organized in 2019, the NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) Effort’s goal is to establish and implement guidelines and technical standards to empower end-user analyses across the four participating platforms and facilitate the realization of a trans-NIH, federated data ecosystem. NCPI is a collaborative project between five NIH Institutes and Centers (NCI, NHGRI, NHLBI, NIH Common Fund, and NCBI) as well as external partners comprising six Working Groups: Coordination, Community Governance, FHIR, Outreach and Training, NIH Systems Interoperation, and Search.
This workshop was open to the public and held on 22-23 June, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT. We hope this meeting engaged presenters and participants alike, providing guidance and vision to drive interoperability of NIH Cloud Platforms.
The meeting comprised five main sessions of speakers, outlined below. Following the talks on each day, moderated breakout sessions were opened to allow for community discussion and input.
- FAIR Data, Computing, Cataloging Resources Across the NIH and Global Communities: The vision shared in this session will provide foundation and direction to chart the collaborative future of NCPI.
- Panel Discussion with Commercial Cloud Vendors.
- Interoperability Driven Science: Cloud platform interoperability enables scientific discovery. Here we will learn of the latest advances in NCPI demonstration projects.
- NCPI Working Group Updates
- Technical Aspects of Interoperability: Technologies that enable interoperability are important to develop with stakeholders involved to promote the usability of the technical standards and products. In this session, we will hear about technologies enabling interoperability and their successful implementations in research.
Please reach out with questions or comments by emailing Stephen Mosher at email@example.com.
Recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 of the workshop can be found below.
Day 1: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
|Welcome and goals of meeting|
Anthony Phillipakis (Broad Institute) and Michael Schatz (Johns Hopkins University)
FAIR Data, Computing, Cataloging Resources Across the NIH and Global Communities
The vision shared in this session will provide foundation and direction to chart the collaborative future of NCPI.
|11:10AM - 11:30AM||The NIH Strategic Vision for Data Science, Successes and Opportunities for the Next 5 Years||Laura Biven (ODSS)|
|11:30AM - 11:50AM||ODSS All-Hands Meeting Report Out: Data and Compute Infrastructure||Tanja Davidsen (NCI)|
|11:50AM - 12:05PM||Interoperability in Data Mesh||Samia Rahman (Seagen)|
|12:05PM - 12:20PM||Integrating Data and Knowledge Across Multiple Species: The Importance of Biological Concept Harmonization||Carol Bult (The Jackson Laboratory)|
|12:20PM - 12:35PM||Playing telephone with data access: success with GA4GH DRS||Titus Brown (UC Davis)|
|12:35PM - 1:05PM||Break|
|1:05PM - 1:50PM||Panel Discussion with Commercial Cloud Vendors||Patrick Combes - Amazon Web Services|
Jer-Ming Chia - Microsoft Azure
Adrish Sannyasi - Google Cloud Platform
|1:50PM - 2:00PM||Break|
|2:00PM - 4:00PM||Parallel Breakout Sessions||20 min - Data Mesh - Allison Heath, Brian O'Connor|
20 min - Reproducibility - Valentina Di Francesco, Mike Feolo
20 min - Resource and service readiness for AI/ML - Chris Wellington, Stan Ahalt
20 min - Engaging partnerships (i.e., GA4GH, Elixir, DOD, UKBiobank, NSF Cloudbank) - Kathy Reinold, Adam Resnick
5 min - Prep report back
25 min - Report back - Michael Schatz, Rachel Liao
|4:00PM||Conclusion of Workshop Day 1|
Day 2: Thursday, June 23, 2022
|Welcome and start of Day 2|
Stephen Mosher (Johns Hopkins University)
Interoperability Driven Science
Cloud platform interoperability enables scientific discovery. Here we will learn of the latest advances in NCPI demonstration projects.
|11:05AM - 11:20AM||The ELIXIR Cloud for European Life Sciences||Jonathan Tedds (ELIXIR)|
|11:20AM - 11:35AM||Sex chromosome complement aware alignments||Melissa Wilson (ASU)|
|11:35AM - 11:50AM||Genome-wide Sequencing Analysis to Identify the Genes Responsible for Enchondromatoses and Related Malignant Tumors||Nara Sobreira (JHU)|
|11:50AM - 1:05PM||Working Group Updates||15 min - Community/Governance WG - Bob Grossman (University of Chicago), Stanley Ahalt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)|
15 min - Systems Interoperation WG - Jack DiGiovanna (SevenBridges)
15 min - FHIR WG - Robert Carroll (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
15 min - NCPI Outreach WG - Stephen Mosher (Johns Hopkins University)
15 min - Search WG - Dave Rogers (Clever Canary), Kathy Reinold (Broad Institute)
|1:05PM - 1:35PM||Break|
Technical Aspects of Interoperability
Technologies that enable interoperability are important to develop with stakeholders involved to promote the usability of the technical standards and products. In this session, we will hear about technologies enabling interoperability and their successful implementations in research.
|1:35PM - 1:50PM||The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as an Interoperable Cloud Resource for Biomedical Research||Dan Stanzione (TACC)|
|1:50PM - 2:05PM||FHIR for Genomics: The Path Forward||Mullai Murugan (Baylor College of Medicine)|
|2:05PM - 2:20PM||Supporting Genomic Data Sharing through the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health||Heidi Rehm (Broad Institute)|
|2:20PM - 2:35PM||Interoperability Opportunities & Challenges with the Cloud and STRIDES||Nick Weber (NIH STRIDES)|
|2:35PM - 3:10PM||Concurrent Breakouts||Topic 1: Bringing researchers to cloud computing - Tiffany Miller|
Topic 2: Reproducibility and Interoperability of batch and ad hoc analyses - Jack DiGiovanna
Topic 3: What technologies and data types are missing across platforms? - Ken Wiley
Topic 4: Diversifying genomic data science - Asiyah Lin
Topic 5: Flagship use cases for interoperability - Michael Schatz
|3:10PM - 3:50PM||Report Back||5 min - Report prep|
5 min - Report per group
10 min - Open discussion
|3:50PM - 4:00PM||Summary, Future Directions, & Meeting close||Michael Schatz (Johns Hopkins University)|
Stephen Mosher at firstname.lastname@example.org.