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DataScience@NIH Updates

April 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Webinar Series hosts “Open Science” by Dr. Brian Nosek, University of Virginia, April 14, 2017. The BD2K Guide is a webinar series given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science, Fridays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET/9:00am – 10:00am PT. The webinars are free to attend and open to the public, no registration required.

  • To join the webinars or to view archived presentations, visit this website.

The Mobilize Center and the Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge Center (MD2K), two of the BD2K Centers of Excellence, will host the “mHealth: Moving Toward Impact” symposium, April 18, 2017, at Stanford University. The symposium seeks to spark new ideas and collaborations to advance the use of consumer wearable devices for clinical purposes. This event is part of mHealth Connect, which aims to improve the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes by bringing together device and app developers with a diverse group of clinicians and researchers.

Data Science Opportunities:

RFA-NS-17-018 “BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs – TeamBCP (U19).” This program will support integrated, interdisciplinary collaborative research teams from prior BRAIN technology and/or integrated approaches teams, and/or new projects from the research community that focus on examining circuit functions related to behavior, using advanced and innovative technologies.

  • Applications due October 17, 2017.

Data Science Events:

New Date and Location! NIH will hold its 3rd annual Pi Day Celebration on May 18, 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm, at the NIH Clinical Center, Bldg 10, Masur Auditorium & FAES Terrace, on the NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD. This event, originally planned for March 14, 2017 (Pi Day, 3/14), was rescheduled due to the Federal Government closure that occurred on that day. The goal of the NIH Pi Day celebration is to increase awareness across the biomedical science community of the role that the quantitative sciences play in biomedical research. The Pi Day keynote address will be given by Dr. Bonnie Berger, Simons Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Computation and Biology Group at the Computer Science and AI Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For a full schedule of events, visit

NINR 2017 Precision Health Boot Camp, “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science, August 7-11, 2017 on the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, MD. This free, one-week intensive research training course covers the latest advances in genomics, pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and data science as well as the associated ethical, legal and social implications of precision health. The course is provided by NINR at no cost.

  • Registration is now closed. To join the waitlist, visit this website.
DataScience@NIH Updates