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, have developed several funding opportunities as administrative supplements to enhance software tool development for open science.

These supplements have been utilized to:

  • 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.

For more information on software sustainability and researcher engagement, read Dr. Gregurick's blog and conversation with Dr. Daniel S. Katz

The NIH Council of Councils held a meeting January 19 and 20, 2023, where Ishwar Chandramouliswaran (ODSS), Heidi Sofia (NHGRI), Lori Scott-Sheldon (NIMH), and Dr. Gregurick presented a concept clearance: “Building Sustainable Foundations for Open Software and Tools in Biomedical and Behavioral Science.” The concept was approved by the Council of Councils, and you can view the presentation here.

Prior NOSIs:

Awardee projects and their descriptions are available below.





This page last reviewed on May 15, 2024