Administrative Supplements to Support Enhancement of Software Tools for Open Science

About the Administrative Supplements to Support Enhancement of Software Tools for Open Science

As part of their research projects, investigators often produce innovative, scientifically valuable software tools. Frequently, these valuable tools cannot be supported long-term or are developed under conditions that aren’t optimal for reuse. In an effort to address this, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), along with other institutes and centers (ICs) at NIH, announced a renewal of the notice for administrative supplements to enhance software tool development for open science (NOT-OD-22-068) on February 7, 2022.

Prior NOSI:

These supplements will

  • support robustness, sustainability, and scalability of existing biomedical research software tools and workflows.
  • invest in research software tools with recognized value in a scientific community to enhance their impact by leveraging best practices in software development and advances in cloud computing.
  • support collaborations between biomedical scientists and software engineers to enhance the design, implementation, and “cloud-readiness” of research software.

Forty-one awards were made in 2021 and twenty-eight awards were made in the fall of 2020. Awardee projects and their descriptions are available below.

FY2021

FY2020

This page last reviewed on March 11, 2022