NIH Offers Data Science $96 Million

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 24, 2013

The National Institutes of Health is going to fund several new Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence, from a budget of $96 million over the next four years.

“This era of ‘Big Data’ taxes the ability of biomedical researchers to locate, analyze, and interact with these data (and more generally all biomedical data) and associated software due to the lack of tools, accessibility, and training,” the NIH wrote in its request for applications. 

Biomedical research is facing challenges in managing such large data and its IT, and there is also a movement afoot for greater data openness and exchange between industry and academic researchers.