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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 Announces the First Round of BD2K Institutional Training Grant Awards

    The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative announced today that it has...read more

  • 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

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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

  • 7
    May

    Network of BioThings Hackathon

    During this hackathon at the Scripps Hazen Campus in La Jolla, CA we will work on projects relating to any of the major challenges of...

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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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Network of BioThings Hackathon

May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015

During this hackathon at the Scripps Hazen Campus in La Jolla, CA we will work on projects relating to any of the major challenges of biomedical big data. These may include: * Locating, gaining access to, standardizing, and documenting data, software tools, and APIs * Developing effective, robust, reproducible and interoperable means of sharing data and software tools * Developing...

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