Toward better benchmarking: challenge-based methods assessment in cancer genomics

Genome Biol. 2014 Sep 17;15(9):462. doi: 10.1186/s13059-014-0462-7.


Rapid technological development has created an urgent need for improved evaluation of algorithms for the analysis of cancer genomics data. We outline how challenge-based assessment may help fill this gap by leveraging crowd-sourcing to distribute effort and reduce bias.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking
  • DNA Mutational Analysis
  • Genetic Association Studies / standards*
  • Genome, Human
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Reference Standards