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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Grants

Research and Resource Support

NIH BD2K Initiative Research Education: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Data Management for Biomedical Big Data (R25) (RFA-LM-15-001)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-15-001.html

Purpose

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. This BD2K funding announcement (FOA) seeks applications for the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that covers a comprehensive set of topics related to the management of biomedical Big Data. The primary audience for this course is librarians and information specialists, who could use these materials as the basis of training and services to graduate students, faculty, research staff and administrators at their organizations.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – March 17, 2015.

This program expires on March 18, 2015.

NIH BD2K Initiative Research Education: Open Education Resources for Sharing, Annotating and Curating Biomedical Big Data (R25) RFA-LM-15-002)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-15-002.html

 

Purpose

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goal of this NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs, by creating educational resources to foster sharing, curating, and annotating of biomedical Big Data. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support the development of open educational resources that cover concepts, approaches, relevant use cases and requirements for sharing, annotating and curating biomedical Big Data. These resources will be used by librarians and other instructors to train researchers and graduate students for active roles in the connected biomedical enterprise.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – March 17, 2015.

This program expires on March 18, 2015.

Open Educational Resources for Biomedical Big Data (R25) (RFA-HG-14-009)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-009.html

Purpose

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs in utilizing 'Big Data.'

To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development. In particular, this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) FOA encourages R25 applications proposing the development of open educational resources (OER) for use by large numbers of learners at all career levels that enhance the ability of the workforce to use and analyze biomedical Big Data.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 1, 2014; April 1, 2015; April 1, 2016.

This program expires on April 2, 2016.

Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25) (RFA-HG-14-008)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-008.html

Purpose

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in Big Data Science.

To this end, this FOA encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 1, 2014; April 1, 2015; April 1, 2016.

This program expires on April 2, 2016.

 

 

Training and Career Development Support

Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15) (RFA-HG-14-006)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-006.html

Purpose

The purpose of this FOA is to allow revisions (competitive supplements) to add a Big Data Science track to active NLM T15 institutional training grants for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences. This proposed type of training should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical "big data."

Note: The term "biomedical" in this FOA will be used in the broadest sense to include biological, biomedical, behavioral, social, environmental and clinical studies that relate to understanding health and disease.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – March 1, 2015; July 27, 2015; July 28, 2016.

This program expires on July 29, 2016.

Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) (RFA-HG-14-004)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-004.html

Purpose

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for graduate training programs in Big Data Science, for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences. This proposed type of training should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical "big data."

Note: The term "biomedical" in this FOA will be used in the broadest sense to include biological, biomedical, behavioral, social, environmental and clinical studies that relate to understanding health and disease.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – March 1, 2015; July 27, 2015.

This program expires on July 28, 2015.

Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01) (RFA-HG-14-007)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-007.html

Purpose

This BD2K FOA solicits applications for a mentored career development award in the area of Big Data Science. The aim of the initiative is to support additional mentored training of scientists who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent researchers as well as to work in a team environment to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools applicable to basic and clinical research.

Deadlines

Deadlines for application – April 1, 2014; April 1, 2015.

This program expires on April 2, 2015.

What is BD2K?

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. With advances in technologies, these investigators are increasingly generating and using large, complex, and diverse datasets. Consequently, the biomedical research enterprise is increasingly becoming data-intensive and data-driven. However, the ability of researchers to locate, analyze, and use Big Data (and more generally all biomedical and behavioral data) is often limited for reasons related to access to relevant software and tools, expertise, and other factors. BD2K aims to develop the 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. Read more

NLM Contact for BD2K

Dr. Valerie Florance, florancev@mail.nih.gov