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03/05/2018 - 12:26pm

To capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the NIH is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input on a draft strategic plan from stakeholders including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as... Read more

11/06/2017 - 9:53am

NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase to seek best practices for developing and managing a data commons

Twelve awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase. A data commons is a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, such as data and analytical tools. The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best... Read more

10/17/2017 - 2:32pm

NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Health (NIPS ML4H 2017)

What parts of Healthcare are Ripe for Disruption by Machine Learning Right Now?

A workshop at the Thirty-First Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017).

Friday, December 8, 2017

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA

https://ml4health.github.io/2017/

09/08/2017 - 2:04pm

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION DIRECTOR TO GIVE
SECOND ANNUAL DONALD LINDBERG AND DONALD WEST KING LECTURE
Monday, September 11 at 1:00PM

National Science Foundation Director Dr. France Anne-Dominic Córdova will deliver the second Annual Donald Lindberg and Donald West King Lecture, cosponsored by the National Library of Medicine, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), on Monday,... Read more

09/07/2017 - 3:08pm

The NIH Data Science week is a bi-annual series of talks and workshops focused on Data Science
hosted by the Data Science and Bioinformatics Scientific Interest Groups

Monday, September 18th

9 am - 12 pm EDirect workshop at NLM

NCBI staff will offer a workshop on EDirect, NCBI’s suite of programs for easy command line access to literature and biomolecular records. To join the... Read more

09/07/2017 - 9:45am

The abundance of large and complex data, coupled with powerful modeling techniques and analytic methods, creates tremendous opportunity for organizations and individuals to base their decisions on empirical evidence. However, to appreciate both the capabilities and limitations of these data and tools, decision makers need some understanding of data science principles. The... Read more

08/01/2017 - 11:05am

Major funding bodies reflect on developing and implementing the Open Science Prize, a novel approach for funding international open science, in an essay publishing August 1 in the open access journal PLOS Biology. The essay by Elizabeth Kittrie of The National Institutes of Health, Philip Bourne of the University of Virginia, and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,... Read more

04/18/2017 - 5:48pm

The National Institutes of Health will hold its third annual Pi Day Celebration on the NIH Main Campus on Pi Day 2.0, Thursday, May 18, 2107. As you may recall, the original Pi Day festivities, on 3.14, were postponed due to inclement weather. The goal of the NIH Pi Day Celebration is to increase awareness across the biomedical science community of the role that the... Read more

02/28/2017 - 12:03pm

Congratulations to the nextstrain.org development team led by Trevor Bedford, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and Richard Neher, PhD, of Biozentrum at the University of Basel, Switzerland winners of the grand prize of $230,000. Also participating were students from the laboratories of the team leaders; the University of Washington, Seattle; and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Read the official... Read more

01/11/2017 - 1:49pm

Public voting for the Open Science Prize is now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted. The 3 prototypes which scored highest and will therefore be going forward to the next stage of review are:

MyGene2: Accelerating Gene Discovery with Radically Open Data Sharing

OpenTrialsFDA

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