From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] NTP UPDATE: NCATS Launches Chemical Toxicity Data Model Competition
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:15:58 -0400
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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:19:04 +0000
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Subject: NTP UPDATE: NCATS Launches Chemical Toxicity Data Model Competition

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) announces the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014 competition.

The Tox21 Data Challenge 2014 is a crowd-sourcing competition to develop computational models that can better predict chemical toxicity.

The Tox21 initiative is designed to improve current toxicity assessment methods, which are slow and costly.

Registration for the challenge and for more information; please see the following url :

The model submission deadline is Nov. 14, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.
NCATS will showcase the winning models in January 2015.

Tox21 scientists currently are testing a library of more than 10,000 chemical compounds in NCATS? high-throughput robotic screening system.

To date, the team has produced nearly 50 million data points from screening the chemical library against cell-based assays.

Data generated from 12 of these assays form the basis of the 2014 challenge.

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