Data for the Common Good (D4CG) is dedicated to building communities, platforms, and ecosystems that maximize the potential of data to drive discovery and improve human health. Headquartered in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, our team of experts works with collaborators all over the world to connect and share useful, high-quality data between institutions, groups, and countries to increase opportunities for discovery.
Our flagship project, the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC), now houses the world’s largest set of harmonized clinical data for pediatric cancer research and continues to grow. The PCDC Data Portal provides a unified platform for researchers to explore and access data across multiple types of cancer.
GEARBOx, developed by D4CG in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is a decision-support tool for matching patients to potential clinical trials, based on the patient’s clinical and genomic profile and information abstracted from the trial protocol. GEARBOx is currently in use for acute myeloid leukemia patients and will be expanded for use with other cancer types.
D4CG is now applying the streamlined and scalable infrastructure and processes that we have developed for pediatric cancer data to more areas where we can make a difference, such as building data commons for other rare diseases and studying the social context of human health. With our unique approach to data sharing, which prioritizes relationship-building, data quality, and sustainability, we are proud to work in partnership with researchers, clinicians, and patients to drive new science and improve lives.