Artificial Intelligence Initiatives

There is a tremendous opportunity for data-driven discovery across the NIH mission, including from artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technologies. This discovery requires findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) and AI/ML-ready data. Making data FAIR and AI/ML-ready requires interdisciplinary skills not typically held by biomedical and behavioral researchers.  Particularly for biomedical data, AI/ML-readiness should be guided by a concern for human and clinical impact and therefore requires attention to ethical, legal, and social implications of AI/ML, such as biases in datasets, algorithms, and applications; concerns related to privacy and confidentiality; impacts on disadvantaged or marginalized groups and health disparities; and unintended, adverse social consequences of research and development.

To address these challenges, the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is currently leading three trans-NIH initiatives.

New investigators trained at the interface of information, AI, and biomedical sciences, ready to advance the field of data science for AI in biomedicine.
Social and technical solutions for embedding ethics across the lifecycle of AI applications.
Enhancing NIH data to be FAIR and AI-ready.

Open Funding Opportunities

  • Administrative Supplements for Advancing the Ethical Development and Use of AI/ML in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (NOT-OD-22-065)
    • This opportunity will support collaborations that bring together expertise in ethics, biomedicine, data collection, and AI/ML to advance the understanding, tools, metrics, and practices for the ethical development and use of AI/ML in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Administrative Supplements to Support Collaborations to Improve the AI/ML-Readiness of NIH-Supported Data (NOT-OD-22-067)
    • This opportunity is intended to support collaborations that bring together expertise in biomedicine, data management, and AI/ML to improve the AI/ML-readiness of data generated from NIH-funded research and shared through repositories, knowledgebases or other data sharing resources.
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Closed Funding Opportunities

  • This opportunity has closed Administrative Supplements for Workforce Development at the Interface of Information Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), and Biomedical Sciences (NOT-OD-21-079)
  • This opportunity has closed Administrative Supplements to Support Collaborations to Improve the AI/ML-Readiness of NIH-Supported Data (NOT-OD-21-094)

This page last reviewed on February 7, 2022