[ascct] NIH SEEKS INFORMATION ON MAKING DATA USABLE

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:11:48 -0500

NIH SEEKS INFORMATION ON MAKING DATA USABLE

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and other NIH 
institutes have issued a Request for Information (RFI): Making Data Usable—A 
Framework for Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts for 
NIH-relevant Research.

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.

An important aspect of this process 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, as well as any role that NIH might play in helping 
to catalyze such efforts.

The deadline for responses is December 5, 2014. Additional information and 
instructions for submitting comments are available at
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-15-002.html#sthash

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