Gen3 is an open source Data Commons framework supporting a number of large-scale NIH- and non-NIH Commons including the NCI’s Genomic Data Commons, NHLBI’s Data Stage, the NIH Data Commons Pilot, Bionimbus, and the BloodPAC Data Commons. As such, Gen3 services and APIs support the Kids First Data Resource Center by providing digital object services, authentication, and authorization that allow interoperability between existing and future data commons that use the same standards. By using Gen3, the DRC provides the ability for users to connect and integrate their eRA commons accounts via the Portal. This allows secure and seamless access to the datasets via all components of the DRC. For example, Cavatica also utilizes the user’s Gen3 integration to ensure user’s are only performing workflows and analysis on their authorized data.
In the portal, users can connect & integrate their eRA commons accounts with Gen3. Doing so will allow the Portal to authenticate and authorize the user to access only datasets for which they have been granted access by dbGaP. This helps ensure controlled access data is kept secure. Cavatica also utilizes the user’s Gen3 integration to ensure user’s are only performing workflows and analysis on their authorized data.
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