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Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)

The ability to harvest the wealth of information contained in biomedical Big Data will advance our understanding of human health and disease; however, lack of appropriate tools, poor data accessibility, and insufficient training, are major impediments to rapid translational impact. To meet this challenge, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in 2012.

BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable biomedical research as a digital research enterprise, to facilitate discovery and support new knowledge, and to maximize community engagement. 

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BD2K Recent News

  • NIH BD2K ENIGMA Center is published in Nature

    NIH BD2K ENIGMA Center is published in Nature

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  • Important Information for BD2K Centers RFA HG-13-009 Applicants

    National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, announced today the...read more

  • NIH BD2K Seeks Input on Making Data Usable!

    This Request for Information (RFI) solicits comments and ideas related to how community...read more

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Funding Announcements

The NIH BD2K program supports research and programs to advance biomedicine. BD2K funds innovation in biomedical data science-based research, methods, and workforce development. These funds supports scientists at all levels, educators, and developers.

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Funded Programs

BD2K supports a diverse collection of grantees that are researching important biomedical problems with innovative computational methods, developing resources and tools, and training in biomedical data science. This exceptional community of scholars is building a strong foundation for the future of Big Data in biomedicine. Learn About BD2K Funded Programs

BD2K Upcoming Events

  • 29
    Apr

    Webinar for RFA-CA-15-006 (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2)

    The NIH recently issued the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-CA-15-006 "Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical...

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  • 8
    Jun

    Causal Discovery from Biomedical Data

    The Center for Causal Discovery (CCD) [1]  Summer Short Course on Causal Discovery from Biomedical Data [2]. This intense (and fun), 4-...

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  • 24
    Jun

    Precision Medicine 2015: Patient Driven

    President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative on January 30th. That event led us to organize a conference at HMS on Precision...

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Webinar for RFA-CA-15-006 (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2)

April 29, 2015

The NIH recently issued the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-CA-15-006 "Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2)." An applicant informational webinar will be held on April 29, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) to provide information about this FOA to assist prospective applicants. NIH...

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