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NIH Data Science Community Mission

Extracting full value out of data requires people – a community of people with the knowledge and skills to develop and utilize methods and tools. The methods and tools of today are based on the investments made in the past – investments in time and money; future discoveries and developments rely upon a continued investment in human capital.

To support the NIH mission, the NIH and its Institutes and Centers have invested in biomedical data science. Funding programs like BISTI and BD2K complement the work being done across the NIH to support data science research. Extramural and Intramural training opportunities provide the skills and knowledge to help the community grow. NIH scientific interest groups bring people together to learn from each other and foster collaboration. Through support of the science, of workforce development, and of collaboration, the NIH is building a strong, sustainable, and supportive data science community.

Data Science Community Recent News

  • Open Science Prize announces nextstrain.org as Grand Prize Winner

    Congratulations to the nextstrain.org development team led by Trevor Bedford, PhD, of the...read more

  • NLM Director Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Appointed NIH Interim Associate Director for Data Science

    ON JANUARY 6, 2017, the National Institutes of Health announced that National Library of...read more

  • Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group - May 2016

    Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Multi-Council...read more

  • Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group - January 2016

    Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group....read more

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Scruffy Data: Will it be the Next Frontier in Advancing Biomedical Research and Patient Outcomes?

We are witnessing an evolution in health data. New forms of data – such as wearable devices, patient-generated summaries, and social media feed – are rapidly proliferating as healthcare becomes increasingly digitized. These new types of data hold great promise: they have the potential to...

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Workforce Development & Community Engagement

Biomedical Data Science education and literacy are essential. Continuing education, training, and community engagement opportunities can be found across the NIH and within the greater biomedical community. Data Science at NIH is here to help you find the activities that are right for you.

NIH Data Science Workforce Development Center

The NIH Data Science Workforce Development Center aims to support the development of open course materials and online courses, the hosting of in-person courses, and the discovery of educational resources. This Center will help scientists find online educational resources in biomedical data science.

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BD2K Extramural Training

The Big Data to Knowledge Program has issued a collection of funding opportunity announcements to address a variety of needs, all related to training a biomedical workforce able to take full advantage of Big Data.

Because the audience for training is so diverse, BD2K has issued a ten different FOAs to fully address the needs in the biomedical science community.

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NIH Data Science Community Engagement

Data Science plays a role in many of the NIH engagement activities and the Office of Data Science is committed to expanding understanding about the potential of data science and to attracting more researchers, students, and administrators to opportunities to the data science community. Some NIH engagement activities that integrate data science are:

  • NIH Data Science Seminar Series
  • NIH Pi Day
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Data Science Community

Across the NIH

Data Science is everywhere at the NIH and the community is growing. From funding opportunities to book clubs you can find the support or training you need here.

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NIH Staff Only Community Portal

This is a private area for NIH staff to share and communicate about Biomedical Data Science events and issues.

NIH Only Data Science Community Portal
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