[ascct] NIH BD2K initiative Request for Information

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:13:26 -0500

NIH has issued a Request for Information (RFI): Making Data Usable--A Framework 
for Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts for NIH-relevant 

The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable 
biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated 
by those research communities. BD2K aims to develop new approaches, standards, 
methods, tools, software, and competencies that will enhance the use of 
biomedical Big Data by supporting research, implementation, and training in 
data science and other relevant fields. In addressing this goal, an important 
aspect is to make biomedical research data and resources maximally shareable 
and reusable. For this reason, BD2K is formulating approaches to encourage 
development and facilitate the use of data-related (including metadata) 
standards more broadly across the biomedical research community and is, 
therefore, interested in the issues involved in developing community-based 
standards. This RFI solicits comments and ideas related to how community 
standards activities are initiated, developed, disseminated, and sustained and 
any role that NIH might play in helping to catalyze such efforts.

The deadline for responses it December 5, 2014. Additional information and 
submitting comments for this RFI are available at


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