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Upcoming NIST Deadlines and Events

August 15th, 2016 / in Announcements, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) logoNIST Seeks Grant Proposals for Disaster Resilience Research Studies

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) on July 26, 2016 to help further President Obama’s April 2016 commitment to enhancing the nation’s built resilient infrastructure. This competition is designed to encourage research in the areas of windstorm impact reduction and structural performance, disaster and failure studies, wildland urban interface, and national earthquake hazards reduction.

The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment.

NIST anticipates funding five to 15 awards in the range of $300,000 to $1 million each for up to three years. Applications must be received in Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2016.

NIST will hold a webinar on August 25, 2016 to provide general information regarding the DR Grants Research Program FFO, offer general guidance on preparing applications, and answer questions. Please register here.

For more information, see the DR Research Grants Program webpage.


 

Exploring the Dimensions of Trustworthiness: Challenges and Opportunities

NIST will host a workshop on “Dimensions of Trustworthiness” August 30-31, 2016 at the NIST Gaithersburg, MD campus. This workshop will convene thought leaders from industry, academia, and government with expertise in engineering, physical, and information sciences to examine the measurement challenges and opportunities for progress surrounding new concepts for trustworthiness to CPS and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Presentations and discussion sessions will focus on the integration of approaches from safety, security, resilience, reliability, and privacy engineering to the conceptualization, realization, and assurance of safe, secure, and effective CPS and IoT systems. A draft agenda can be found here.

For further information and to register for the workshop, please see this website.


 

The Role of Standards in Preventing & Mitigating Health IT Patient Safety Risks

NIST will host a workshop on “The Role of Standards in Preventing & Mitigating Health IT Patient Safety Risks” September 7th, 2016 at the NIST Gaithersburg, MD campus. This workshop will bring together all Health IT stakeholders to share best practices and review the fundamentals of risk prevention and mitigation that apply to Health IT. Health IT standards are part of the foundation needed to deliver high quality, patient-centric care. The industry continues to gain a better understanding of the relationship between managing risk and providing quality care through the safe use of Health IT.

This forum is an opportunity to receive updates on the latest standards development process related to risk prevention and mitigation, quality assurance and safety-related usability, to find out about recent findings from studies conducted on this subject, and to bring industry stakeholders together to share best practice, and define the path forward for risk prevention and mitigation that apply to Health IT. The final agenda can be found here.

For further information and to register for the workshop, please see this website.


 

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Upcoming NIST Deadlines and Events