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National Cancer Institute to use Tranche Network to share data

May 2nd, 2008 by Kaitlin Thaney

The National Cancer Institute will soon be using Tranche to store and share mouse proteomic data from its Mouse Proteomic Technologies Initiative (MPTI). Tranche, a free and open source file sharing tool for scientific data, was one of the earliest testers of CC0. Many thanks to Tranche for providing us with such valuable early feedback on CC0.

From GenomeWeb News:

The MPTI collects tissue and serum measurements from mouse models of different types of cancers using analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry. Tranche researchers, along with University of Michigan researcher Philip Andrews, deposited nearly 1 terabyte of MPTI raw data into the Tranche network, where it can be shared between participating researchers.

The dataset is now being released in publicly accessible formats as well and is available to others in the research community. Because of the encryption used on the site, data on Tranche can be privately used by labs with access to the information until it is ready to be released to the public.

Congratulations to everyone over at Tranche and keep up the good work!

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  2. Deepak, on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Around this time last year I remember walking around at HUPO or some similar proteomics conference when I did a double take walking past a poster. It was one for Tranche and I am glad that Jayson and Co are getting some recognition and adoption. They get open data

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  4. vinna på roulett, on January 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Great idea, but will this work over the long run?