Tuesday, March 13, 2018
NIH Requests Input on Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is drafting a Strategic Plan for Data Science and is requesting feedback from the community. The amount of data in the biomedical field continues to grow exponentially, leading to "Big Data" and the increasing role of data science to process and analyze the data. The NIH would like to "capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science" in the biomedical field and has drafted a plan that includes strategies, goals and implementation tactics for modernizing the biomedical data science ecosystem funded by the NIH. The draft of the plan is available online, along with a Request for Information (RFI). Responses need to be submitted by April 2, 2018 through an online form.