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NIH Awards $11M Grant for Biomedical Big Data Center

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by Angela Guess David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “With huge biomedical data sets scattered nationwide, often with incompatible computer software systems, accessing and analyzing the data for research and health care benefits can be challenging. The National Institutes of Health now is working to correct the problem. The NIH has awarded the University…

Stanford Receives $3M Grant for Medical Big Data Initiative

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by Angela Guess Ruthann Richter of the Stanford School of Medicine reports, “The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided a $3 million planning grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine for a new initiative to explore ways of harnessing the vast repositories of biomedical data to improve human health and lower health-care costs. This latest gift will further a…

Berkeley Team Takes on Big Data with $10M Grant

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by Angela Guess A team of professors and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has been awarded $10 million by the National Science Foundation to research Big Data solutions, Jeanne Carstensen reports. Carstensen writes, “The sheer size of [Big Data] combined with its complexity has threatened to overwhelm just about everybody, including the scientists…

OKF Receives Grant for Open Economics Working Group

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OKF recently announced that ” the Open Knowledge Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge has received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the development of an Open Economics Working Group.”