About the Office of Data Science Strategy

The Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) leads implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise NIH. The office was formed in 2018 within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, which plans and coordinates trans-NIH initiatives and research supported by the NIH Common Fund.


The complexity and volume of basic, translational, and clinical research data generated by NIH-supported investigators continues to rapidly increase. To take full advantage of these data, NIH must integrate the collection, storage, analysis, use, and sharing of these data according to FAIR practices and foster a talented and diverse data science workforce. The NIH ODSS, located within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Director, provides leadership and coordination on a broad range of NIH-wide data science activities to realize the Agency’s vision for a modernized and integrated biomedical data ecosystem.


To catalyze new capabilities in biomedical data science by providing trans-NIH leadership and coordination for modernization of the NIH data resource ecosystem, development of a diverse and talented data science workforce, and building strategic partnerships to develop and disseminate advanced technologies and methods.

Contact the ODSS at datascience@nih.gov.

This page last reviewed on March 28, 2023