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12/04/2019 - 2:22pm

The National Institutes of Health and the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) will jointly host an open working meeting to encourage the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and cutting-edge technologies and analytics across single cell atlas-building programs. The meeting will be held March 30 - April 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD.

The goal of the meeting is to build a stronger international ecosystem for single cell analysis work by bringing together key... Read more

12/04/2019 - 11:39am

NIH will be hosting an informational public webinar on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on... Read more

11/26/2019 - 6:06pm

Calling all coders! A Single Cell in the Cloud codeathon will be held Jan. 15-17, 2020, in New York City and is hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the New York Genome Center. This codeathon will focus on single cell data including RNA, DNA, and chromatin accessibility.

Project proposals... Read more

11/07/2019 - 9:58am

The Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance was made available for public comment on Nov. 6, 2019.  NIH is seeking public input on an NIH-wide data management and sharing policy proposal that was published in the Federal Register. NIH is also seeking input on useful guidance for implementing a... Read more

10/16/2019 - 6:52pm

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will hold a pre-application webinar Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 – 3 p.m., for the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Education Resource Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (RFA-CA-19-042). NCI staff will provide orientation to the FOA, technical assistance to potential applicants by explaining the goals and objectives, and... Read more

10/16/2019 - 4:57pm

The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium is accepting applications for their Cancer Drug Discovery Data Scientist Fellowship program. This one-year appointment in computationally-driven cancer drug discovery is part of a unique public-private partnership and will begin in early 2020. Scientists with doctoral degrees and backgrounds in biomedical or computational disciplines interested in... Read more

10/03/2019 - 10:16pm

Want to learn more about why the National Institutes of Health is encouraging the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for research? Register now for a free webinar, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, from 2-3 p.m. EDT.

Two speakers will discuss the NIH’s decision to promote the use of FHIR in electronic health records systems:

Clem J. McDonald, M.D.
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10/01/2019 - 4:26pm

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded two contracts related to the use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard in biomedical research.

FHIR is a standardized way of transmitting health data from one health information system to another through an application programming interface. Use of a standard such as FHIR could accelerate the use of clinical data for research. The FHIR standard is already broadly used in health care, and several... Read more

09/25/2019 - 4:46pm

The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) is the largest publicly available repository of raw, next-generation sequence data, and half of it is now available in the cloud.

The National Center for Biomedical Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently moved the five petabytes of public SRA data to the cloud with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science and Technology Research... Read more

09/25/2019 - 11:25am

The Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on how the Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard could be used for research purposes. 

FHIR is a standardized way of transmitting health data from one health information system to another through an... Read more