Trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC)
The Trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC) was established in the Spring of 2007 to improve communication and coordination of issues related to clinical- and bio-informatics at NIH. The Committee provides a forum for sharing information about NIH informatics programs, projects, and plans, including their relationship to activities of other federal agencies and non-government organizations.
At the NIH Director's request, BMIC will coordinate NIH's input into external informatics forums and initiatives, including those related to information technology standards development. The Committee draws its membership from across NIH's Institutes and Centers and meets four times a year in meetings that are open to the NIH community.
- CDE Resource Portal - This portal provides access to NIH-sponsored common data element (CDE) initiatives and other tools and resources that investigators are encouraged to use where applicable, to improve data quality and opportunities for comparison and combination of data from multiple studies and with electronic health records.
- NIH Data Sharing Repositories - A searchable list of NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others). Also included are resources that aggregate information about biomedical data and information sharing systems.
- NIH Data Sharing Policies - A list of data sharing policies in effect at NIH, including policies at the NIH, IC, division, and program levels that apply to broad sets of investigators and data. Individual requests for applications (RFAs) and program announcements (PA) may specify other data sharing policies for specific projects.
- Key Elements to Consider in Preparing a Data Sharing Plan Under NIH Extramural Support - Prepared by the NIH Data Sharing Policy working group, which provides information for applicants on the types of information that should be included in a data sharing plan. Also available in PDF format.
- NIH Data Sharing Policy - NIH policy states that the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds should be made available to the public. PIs and funding recipient institutions are expected to make the results and accomplishments of their activities available to the research community and to the public at large.
- Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) - BISTI is a consortium of representatives from each of the NIH institutes and centers. Established in May 2000, BISTI serves as the focus of biomedical computing issues at NIH.
- Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards at NLM - NLM is the central coordinating body for clinical terminology standards within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NLM works closely with ONC to ensure NLM's efforts are aligned with the goal of the President and HHS Secretary for the nationwide implementation of an interoperable health information technology infrastructure to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.
- HHS Health Information Technology - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
- Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) - NIF is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
- Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) - Funded by the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS), BIRN provides data-sharing infrastructure, software tools, strategies and advisory services - all from a single source.