Title NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud Media name/outlet NIH Website Country United States Date 11/6/17 Description Twelve awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase. A data commons is a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, such as data and analytical tools. The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms. This will be done on public clouds, which are virtual spaces where service providers make resources, such as applications and storage, available over the internet. The goal of the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase is to accelerate biomedical discoveries by making biomedical research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) for more researchers.
“Harvesting the wealth of information in biomedical data will advance our understanding of human health and disease,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “However, poor data accessibility is a major barrier to translating data into understanding. The NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase is an important effort to remove that barrier.”
URL https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-awards-test-ways-store-access-share-compute-biomedical-data-cloud Persons Anita de Waard Title Elsevier and Seven Bridges receive NIH Data Commons grant for biomedical data analysis Media name/outlet Project to improve biomedical data efficiency and reliability Country United States Date 07/1/17 URL https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/science-and-technology/elsevier-and-seven-bridges-receive-nih-data-commons-grant-for-biomedical-data-analysis Persons Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, Anita de Waard