The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support for research and development projects in biomedical informatics. NLM defines biomedical informatics as the science of optimal organization, management, presentation and utilization of information relevant to medicine and biology. The informatics projects of interest to NLM involve the application of computer and information sciences to information problems in a biomedical domain. For additional information about areas of interest to NLM and a listing of NLM funded applications, please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep. Business concerns interested in exploring SBIR/STTR grant opportunities with NLM are encouraged to contact the NLM representatives prior to submitting an application.
NLM's SBIR/STTR grant programs are focused on areas of particular interest from small business. Examples of research areas of interest that fit within the mission of NLM include, but are not limited to:
Tools for managing interactive publications and /or large datasets
Modeling tools for climate and environmental effects on human health
New technologies for disaster information management
Tools to enable communities to use health indicators, such as the HHS Health Indicators Warehouse, to improve a community's health