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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…

Semantic Technology May Help NIH In Its HealthCare Advancement Mission

Octo Consulting, a technology solutions and management services company for both the intelligence and healthcare sectors, recently published an infographic exploring the intersection among the Semantic Web, Linked Data and Health IT as it relates to accessing and interacting with data from an array of sources in the healthcare chain. “Our point of view is…

NIH Commits $24M Annually to Big Data Centers

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the NIH reports, “The National Institutes of Health will fund up to $24 million per year for four years to establish six to eight investigator-initiated Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence. The centers will improve the ability of the research community to use increasingly large and…

NIH Putting Big Emphasis on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Anthony Brino of Healthcare IT News reports, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science. Collins, a physician and geneticist, said there’s recently been an ‘exponential growth of…

VIVO Looks To Next-Gen Scholarship And Its Interconnected Future

VIVO, a semantic information representation system that enables collaboration among scientists across all disciplines, has had a busy summer: The open source project to facilitate the advancement of research and discovery by integrating information about scholars, their activities, and outputs, gained a more permanent home in the DuraSpace Incubator, ensuring a way to continue activities…