Data Ecosystem

Data Ecosystem

A guiding principle of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science, and the approach of the Office of Data Science Strategy, is that all biomedical research data should adhere to FAIR principles. This means data should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, ODSS advocates for alignment to the FAIR principles across the biomedical research enterprise.

To help researchers find, use, and share data more efficiently, the ODSS is working with technical leaders across the NIH's 27 institutes and centers to modernize the data repository ecosystem, to support the storage and sharing of data, and to standardize data and adopt common data elements.

Learn more about the activities designed to modernize the NIH data ecosystem below.

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Biomedical Data Repositories and Knowledgebases

Distinguishing between data resource types to support a modern data resource ecosystem

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Sequence Read
Archive

Petabytes of data now accessible on cloud service provider environments

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Exploring a Generalist Repository
for NIH-funded Data

Lessons learned from a one-year pilot project to determine how biomedical researchers may use a generalist repository for sharing and reusing NIH-funded data

This page last reviewed on September 22, 2021