FOA Title: 
Notice of NIH/BD2K Participation in the Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)
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Release Date: 
Jul 05 2016
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Notice NIH/BD2K Participation the Joint NSF/NIH Initiative Quantitative Approaches Biomedical Big Data QuBBD) Notice Number: NOT-EB-16-008 Key Dates Release Date: July 5, 2016 Related Announcements NOT-RM-17-012 NOT-AI-16-070 Issued National Institutes Health NIH) National Cancer Institute NCI) National Eye Institute NEI) National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute NHLBI) National Human Genome Research Institute NHGRI) National Institute Aging NIA) National Institute Allergy Infectious Diseases NIAID) National Institute Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases NIAMS) National Institute Biomedical Imaging Bioengineering NIBIB) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Child Health Human Development NICHD) National Institute Deafness Other Communication Disorders NIDCD) National Institute Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases NIDDK) National Institute Drug Abuse NIDA) National Institute Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS) National Institute Mental Health NIMH) National Institute Neurological Disorders Stroke NINDS) National Institute Nursing Research NINR) National Library Medicine NLM) National Center Complementary Integrative Health NCCIH) National Center Advancing Translational Sciences NCATS) Division Program Coordination, Planning Strategic Initiatives, Office Research Infrastructure Programs ORIP) Office Strategic Coordination Common Fund) Purpose Biomedical research rapidly becoming data-intensive investigators generating using increasingly large, complex, multidimensional, diverse datasets. era big data biomedical research taxes ability many researchers release, locate, analyze, interact these data associated software due the lack tools, accessibility, training. response these new challenges biomedical research, in response the recommendations the Data Informatics Working Group DIWG) the Advisory Committee the NIH Director, NIH launched trans-NIH Big Data Knowledge Initiative purpose this Notice to announce the NIH, through Big Data Knowledge BD2K) Initiative, collaborating a multi-agency funding opportunity, Quantitative Approaches Biomedical Big Data QuBBD) initiative] Recent advances medical healthcare technologies creating paradigm shift how medical practitioners biomedical researchers approach diagnosis, prevention, treatment diseases.  New imaging technologies, advances genetic testing, innovations wearable and/or ambient sensors allowing researchers predict health outcomes develop personalized treatments interventions. Coupled the rapid growth computing infrastructure, researchers have ability collect, store, analyze vast amounts health- disease-related data biological, biomedical, behavioral, social, environmental, clinical studies.  explosion the availability biomedical big data disparate sources, the complex data structures including images, networks, graphs, pose significant challenges terms visualization, modeling, analysis. While have some encouraging developments related foundational mathematical, statistical, computational approaches big data challenges over past decade, have relatively few opportunities collaboration challenges related biomedical data science.  National Science Foundation NSF) the National Institutes Health NIH) recognize fundamental questions basic, clinical, translational research benefit greatly multidisciplinary approaches involve experts quantitative disciplines such mathematics, statistics, computer science. Quantitative Approaches Biomedical Big Data Program designed support research addresses important application areas the intersection the biomedical data sciences encouraging inter- multi-disciplinary collaborations focus innovative transformative approaches address challenges. Award Information NIH expects fund projects durations up 3 years. Award sizes expected be less 200,000 direct costs) per year.  awards under Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA) NIH be grants cooperative agreements, determined the supporting agency. Application Preparation Submission Instructions Applications submitted response this FOA) should prepared submitted accordance the general guidelines contained the NSF Grant Proposal Guide GPG). Applications must submitted the NSF, to NIH. complete text the GPG available electronically the NSF website Applicants reminded identify NSF program announcement number the program announcement block the NSF Cover Sheet Proposal the National Science Foundation. Compliance this announcement critical determining relevant application processing guidelines. Failure submit information delay processing. Budgetary Information Inclusion voluntary committed cost sharing prohibited. NIH, indirect costs foreign subawards/subcontracts be limited 8 percent. NIH Process those applications are selected potential funding the Big Data Knowledge BD2K) Program, PD/PI be required submit application an NIH-approved format. PD/PIs invited submit NIH receive further information submission procedures NIH. applicant not allowed increase proposed total budget change scientific content the application the submission the NIH an NIH application. NIH applications be entered the NIH IMPAC II system. results the review be presented the involved Institutes' National Advisory Councils the second level review. Subsequent the Council reviews, NIH make final funding determinations selected awards be made. Subsequent grant administration procedures NIH awardees, including those related New Early Stage Investigators, be accordance the policies NIH. Applications selected NIH funding use NIH funding mechanisms. information purposes, NIH PD/PIs wish consult NIAID web site, about Grants," provides excellent generic information all aspects NIH grantsmanship Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Vinay M. Pai National Institute Biomedical Imaging Bioengineering NIBIB) Telephone: 301-451-4781 Email: