CAGI News: deadlines, meeting, PGP, p16, and Crohn's challenges

Dear CAGI Community,

We have several updates for the CAGI 2012 experiment, including the prediction submission deadline, two challenge releases, one major challenge update, and tentative CAGI meeting plans.

Deadline for prediction submissions:
The deadline for prediction submissions for the CAGI 2012 challenges is 28 March 2013 at 11:59 pm PDT. All CAGI 2012 challenges (except BRCA, which already closed) will be open until that time.

PGP challenge released:
The PGP challenge has just been released. This year the challenge is to submit predictions that match 54 genomes to phenotypic profiles (trait lists). Please visit the challenge page for details and to download the data: https://genomeinterpretation.org/content/PGP2012

p16 challenge released:
The p16 challenge has also just been released. The challenge is to evaluate how different variants of the p16 tumor suppressor protein impact its ability to block cell proliferation.
https://genomeinterpretation.org/content/p16_2012

Reworked Crohn's challenge data posted:
The reworked Crohn's disease dataset is now available on the Crohn's challenge page. The reworked dataset consists of variant calls made for all 66 exomes together, providing better quality variant calls and critical information for interpreting relatives. Please visit the challenge page for more information and to download the data: https://genomeinterpretation.org/content/new-crohns-dataset

News on the meeting for CAGI 2012 challenges:
We are looking into having the postponed CAGI 2012 meeting in Berlin, on 18-19 July 2013, immediately before the ISMB SIGs. More information will be available on the CAGI website as the plans develop. If you would be interested in helping with the meeting in any capacity, please let us know.

CAGI 2013 plans:
Pending funding from NIH, we hope to have a CAGI 2013 on a usual cycle (predictions in summer, meeting in December). To that end, we are beginning to solicit data for 2013 challenges. Please let us know if you know of any datasets appropriate for next year's CAGI experiment.

The CAGI organizers wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and happy 2013!