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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

june, 2020

05jun11:00 am12:00 pmIntroduction to OpenCRAVAT


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OpenCRAVAT is a an open source, scalable decision support system to support cancer variant and gene prioritization. It offers both command line functionality and a dynamic biologist-friendly GUI, allowing users to install with a single command, easily download tools from an extensive resource catalog, create customized pipelines and explore results in a richly detailed viewing environment. OpenCRAVAT is distinguished from similar tools by the amount and diversity of data resources and computational prediction methods available, which span germline, somatic, common, rare, coding and non-coding variants. We have designed the OpenCRAVAT resource catalog to be open and modular to maximize community and developer involvement, and as a result the catalog is being actively developed and growing larger every month. OpenCRAVAT is available for local and server installation, on Biowulf, cloud instances, and our webserver at

The ITCR Program is a trans-NCI program supporting investigator-initiated, research-driven informatics technology development spanning all aspects of cancer research. The ITCR Program funds tools that support the analysis of -omics, imaging, and clinical data, as well as network biology and data standards. All of the tools are free for use by academic and non-profit researchers. Access to tools, code repositories, and introductory videos are available on the website itcr.cancergov/


(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


CBIITCBIITDaoud Meerzaman,