Support for Researchers

CRDC Cloud Resources and Data Commons offer support to researchers at all stages of their careers - novice, intermediate or advanced data scientists - through community forums, training events, tutorials, and virtual office hours.  

Cloud Resources

CRDC Cloud Resources make data accessible in a secure environment. Researchers can access data from NCI-funded programs, upload their own data for comparative analysis, and collaborate with colleagues in a secure data environment. Find out more about these benefits by accessing learning materials and joining virtual office hours.

CRDC Data Commons

The CRDC includes several Data Commons that store, manage, and make data searchable and accessible for analysis. Researchers can work directly with each data commons or can build a data manifest for use within a CRDC cloud environment. Learn more about how to get started with each data commons below.  

ResourceAvailable Support
Cloud Resources                  Broad FireCloud Powered by Terra (FC)
ISB Cancer Gateway in the Cloud (ISB-CGC)

The ISB-CGC team offers virtual office hours through Google Meet. Note that the link is different for each of the days.

Find tutorials and user guides on the ISB Cancer Gateway website.

Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC), powered by Velsera (SB-CGC)

The Seven Bridges team offers virtual office hours through Google Meet at at the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 am ET 
  • Thursdays at 2:00 pm ET

Learn more about SB-CGC through their user guides, video tutorials, and webinars.

CRDC Component   ResourceAvailable Support
Data Commons              Genomic Data Commons (GDC)                                                      
Proteomic Data Commons (PDC)
Imaging Data Commons (IDC)

The IDC offers community office hours every week through Google Meet at

  • Tuesdays, 16:30 – 17:30 (ET/New York)
  • Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 (ET/New York)

Learn more from the IDC user guide and white papers.

If you have questions about the IDC, email the team at or start a thread in their online forum

Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC)If you have questions, please email the ICDC team at:
Cancer Data Service (CDS)If you have questions, please email the CDS team at:
ResourceAvailable Support
InfrastructureCancer Data Aggregator (CDA)        If you have questions, contact the CDA team through the CDA Helpdesk