NIH unveils efforts to advance Big Data, biomedical research

12/11/2012 | GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The NIH announced new initiatives and grants intended to boost biomedical research and improve data handling and sharing. Among the initiatives: Big Data to Knowledge to develop policies and software for sharing and analyzing data; InfrastructurePLUS to modernize the NIH's computer network and support high-performance computing and storage; Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity to provide mentoring and financial support for undergraduates; and the National Research Mentoring Network to bring mentors together with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.

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