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Big Data to Knowledge Updates

January 19th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

bd2k_logoThe Data Science and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a number of upcoming opportunities, events, and announcements.

Active BD2K Opportunities

MD2K Training Opportunity: The 2017 mHealth Training Institute at UCLA, August 6-11, 2017, is now accepting applications. This unique transdisciplinary incubator brings together researchers for a week-long, immersive “bootcamp” in all things related to mHealth. In addition to providing the participants with a core educational grounding in transdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies essential to mHealth innovation, the mHTI seeks to instill in participants the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and connections necessary for cross-cutting research. Applications due January 29, 2017. For more information or to apply, visit this website.

Training Opportunity: The Jackson Laboratory has opened the application period for two 2017 Big Genomics Data Skills Training courses, funded by the BD2K initiative. These courses are aimed at faculty members planning to develop classes to train graduate or undergraduate students at their home institutes. The Course for Graduate School Faculty will be held at JAX Genomic Medicine in Connecticut, May 15-19, 2017. If you teach in graduate programs, apply here: Graduate Course Application. The Course for Undergraduate Professors will be held at JAX in Maine, May 22-26, 2017. If you teach undergraduates at a college or small/regional university, apply here: Undergraduate Course Application.

BD2K Events

Women in Data Science Workshop (co-hosted by Women Data Scientists DC, NIH, American Statistical Association, and Capital One), February 3, 2017, 10:30am – 5:30pm ET, at the Capital One McLean Conference Center. You are invited to a gathering of local (Maryland-DC-Virginia) data scientists for a day of technical talks, workshops, and networking. This event is free to attend and will be live streamed. For more information and to register, visit this website.

Data Science New Announcement

National Library of Medicine RFI: The National Library of Medicine is seeking key input from stakeholders for Request for Information (RFI): NOT-LM-17-002 “Strategic Plan for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.” Submissions Date extended to January 23, 2017 as per issuance of NOT-LM-17-003.

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Working Group on Data Citation is hosting a webinar on February 13, 2017 called Implementation of Dynamic Data Citation at the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative.

Data Science Events

Dr. Jon Gunderson of the Accessible Information Technology Group of the Rehabilitation Education Center at the University of Illinois has set up a series of monthly teleconferences to discuss open source web accessibility tools development. The meetings will be the first Thursday of the month at 2:00pm CT, but due to conferences some will be on the second Thursday. The next teleconference will be held on February 2, 2017 (first Thursday in January). Join the group’s Listserv. The group’s email address is For additional information, contact Jon Gunderson at:

HHS Health Datapalooza, April 27-28, 2017, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. Early Bird Registration open now through February 24, 2017. For additional information or to register, visit this website.

Big Data to Knowledge Updates

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