The primary goal of the NCTR Indel Calling from Oncopanel Sequencing Data Challenge is to encourage the bioinformatics community to develop, validate, and benchmark indel calling pipelines to identify indels in Oncopanel sequencing datasets. Given the widely recognized impact of indels on protein coding and function, it is tremendously crucial that the tools for indel-calling be rigorously evaluated and optimized.
The submission period for Phase 1 opens on May 2nd and closes on July 8th. The optional Phase 2 submission will follow from July 11th through July 26th. Challenge top performers will be publicly recognized and invited to contribute to a manuscript and a webinar describing the challenge and results. To pre-register, visit the site: https://go.usa.gov/xuZrX