Data Science Groups in the Fred Hutch Community

We have curated a list of Data Science efforts, tools and community groups in the Fred Hutch Community. Contact us here if you see something missing. We want to highlight your effort!

Fred Hutch Data Science Groups


Recent advances in statistics and computational techniques as well as experimental technologies are transforming how we generate and analyze data. This big data has big potential. But that potential can only be fully realized through collaboration between researchers with complementary skill sets, approaches and resources. The Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center harnesses these advances and expertise to spur innovation and open up new avenues for preventing and treating cancer and related diseases.

Genomics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource

The Bioinformatics Shared Resource is staffed by dedicated bioinformatics specialists available to assist researchers with processing, exploring, and understanding genomics data. Contact:

Scientific Computing

The Scientific Computing (SciComp) team supports Fred Hutch’s science teams by providing support, training and consulting for high-performance computing, scientific software support, cloud computing(AWS, Azure), Unix database services, scientific data management and Linux desktop support. Contact:

Seattle Translational Tumor Research

Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) bring together experts across more than fifteen blood, lymphatic and solid tumors – bladder, brain, breast, colorectal, head & neck, leukemia, lymphoma, lung, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease, myeloma, ovary, pancreas, prostate and sarcoma. Contact: Rachel Galbraith

PHS Biostatistics Program

Members of the Biostatistics Program employ statistics and mathematical principles to analyze biological and genetic data and processes and evaluate diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive medical methods and practices. We provide statistical collaboration and coordination for research programs within and outside the center. Our researchers work broadly, routinely partnering with scientists in other PHS programs, as well as biostatisticians in other Fred Hutch divisions Contact: Charles Kooperberg

CRD Clinical Biostatistics

Faculty and staff in the Clinical Biostatistics group perform methodological and collaborative biostatistical research. The collaborative work takes place with investigators within the Clinical Research Division (CRD) at Fred Hutch as well as with other investigators within the Fred Hutch/ UW Cancer Consortium. The statisticians in the Clinical Biostatistics program are instrumental in designing and analyzing data from the experiments that drive our clinical research. Our team of 11 statisticians collaborates extensively with the clinical investigators in the division. We lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of results from studies to obtain the most accurate, evidence-based scientific conclusions to best inform patient treatment and care.

PHS Herbold Computational Biology Program

The Public Health Sciences Herbold Computational Biology Program at Fred Hutch was established to bring a new generation of biological researchers to the Hutch whose training in biology is accompanied by advanced training in quantitative sciences, including physics, statistics, mathematics and computer science. Contact: Melissa Alvendia


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The SCHARP group consists of approximately 120 staff collectively that are skilled in clinical and lab data management, programming, statistics, IT data systems, quality assurance and project management. Contact: Jennifer Adams, Administrative Manager

VIDD Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology Program (BBE) supplies the statistical and mathematical modeling expertise needed within Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division to accomplish our ambitious objective of eliminating disease and death attributable to infection. We are also accelerating research to confront the growing burden of cancer worldwide. The BBE’s nearly 34 faculty members model epidemics, research statistical methods to design complex global clinical trials, and analyze biological assays to better understand infectious disease processes and immune responses.

Collaborative Data Services

Collaborative Data Services (CDS) has many years of experience working with Fred Hutch investigators, and our approach to designing and implementing data collection, interviewing, and programming is rigorous, cost-effective and of high quality. CDS comprises a Programming Core and a Data Operations and Research Interviewing Core. Our teams use evidence based standards and effective quality assurance procedures from project design to final delivery. CDS manages an installation of the popular REDCap electronic data capture system and is a member of the REDCap consortium. CDS also provides extensive training in REDCap which you can explore on the REDCap Training page.

Fred Hutch Tools and Platforms

Genomics Shared Resource

The Genomics Shared Resource provides expertise to support the generation of genomics-based data. Services are provided through three specialized laboratories: 1) DNA Array, 2) Genetic Analysis, and 3) High-Throughput Screening. The Resource has partnered with the Bioinformatics Shared Resource to provide a streamlined set of complete services. Contact:

Fred Hutch and Brotman Baty Data Visualization Center

Directed by Michael Zager and Jay Shendure; this partnership brings together a collection of top researchers, bioinformaticians, and engineers working to accelerate scientific data analysis and dissemination. Collectively we are building tools that infuse collaborating labs with the resources needed to accelerate research while exposing the community to new approaches and technologies. The Data Visualization Center focuses on several vital pieces; our data portals, supported by custom APIs, pipelines and components, and an infrastructure for data storage and compute.

Community Groups

FH Data Slack

The Fred Hutch Data community has a regionally focused Slack workspace intended for cross-institution-and-division peer to peer support, FH DaSL updates, and engagement with other Fred Hutch service providers and groups on campus. Join us here.

Computational Biology Postdoc & Graduate Student Group

The Comp Bio Postdoc and Grad Student Group is self-governed and designed to facilitate collaboration and community amongst postdocs and graduate students at the Hutch that have an interest in Computational Biology.  The bimonthly meeting gives postdocs and graduate students a great opportunity to practice an upcoming talk, go over personal or lab research, discuss new technology that is being used in lab or field, discuss a journal or research question, or come up with a social activity. Contact: Samantha Distel