Center for Data & Computational Science (C-DACS)
Mission & Goals
Our mission is to facilitate the performance and translation of VA-approved research in the field of personalized medicine.
C-DACS was established in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development (VA ORD) to provide long-term support to genomic medicine research programs. C-DACS supports VA national programs and cross-agency initiatives, including the Million Veterans Program (MVP), Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) clinical trials and VA Science and Health Initiative to Combat Infectious and Emerging Life-Threatening Diseases (VA SHIELD).
Who We Are
C-DACS is a diverse team of clinical informaticians, geneticists, computational biologists, data scientists, software engineers, bioinformaticians, and project managers. Using their respective expertise, C-DACS team members work together to build data systems and platforms which facilitate VA-approved research in the field of omics and precision medicine.
What We Do
The C-DACS team cleans, curates, maintains, and integrates omics and clinical health data. Additionally, C-DACS builds and maintains the data systems and infrastructure that is necessary to perform translational research and manage national VA genomic medicine resources.
The C-DACS team’s enterprise software systems support big data science, genomics analysis, and machine learning (ML)/ natural language processing (NLP)/ artificial intelligence (AI). C-DACS services include and extend to approved working groups from all national VA sites. Core offerings of the team are systems and platforms, scientific research services, and collaborative research.
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