NIH invests almost $32 million to increase utility of biomedical research data

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Biomedical Big Data Explosion | Texas Biomedical Research

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Wide-ranging National Institutes of Health grants announced today will develop new strategies to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets, often referred to as Big Data. These NIH multi-institute awards constitute an initial investment of nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2014 by NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, which is projected to have a total investment of nearly $656 million through 2020, pending available funds.

With the advent of transformative technologies for biomedical research, such as DNA sequencing and imaging, biomedical data generation is… continue reading NIH invests almost $32 million to increase utility of biomedical research data