OCTIC is a shared platform where all information about clinical trials can be stored and accessed for patient matching and other data mining. The system will employ a single set of terms and rules, plus a user-friendly interface for biopharma companies to readily enter and update their trials. Nine organizations join forces with the Biden Cancer Initiative to make clinical trial information available, paving the way for improved trial matching technology and services. Founding members are Massive Bio, BreastCancerTrials.org, Cancer Commons, Ciitizen, EmergingMed, GenomOncology, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, IBM Watson Health, and Syapse. The announcement was made at the Annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago on June 1, 2019.