The National Cancer Institute on Monday launched a Genomic Data Common designed to promote the sharing of genomic and clinical information between researchers as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

The Genomic Data Common (GDC) will centralize, standardize and make data available to scientists from some of the world’s largest and most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets, including more than two petabytes of data contained in The Cancer Genome Atlas and its pediatric equivalent, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments.

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