Funding Opportunities: NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase
Here is the announcements from NIH:
"This Other Transaction Research Opportunity
Announcement (OT ROA) is developed as a Common
Fund Initiative through the NIH Office of the Director,
Office of Strategic Coordination. The Research
Opportunity Announcement will be administered by
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
on behalf of the NIH.
Awards made under this OT ROA will support the NIH
Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium (DCPPC). In
addition to awards made under this ROA, the DCPPC
will include contractors engaged by the NIH, data
providers funded via NIH grants as described below,
and NIH staff.
The purpose of this announcement is to invite
applications from applicants who have an interest in
performing high impact, cutting-edge scientific and
computing activities necessary to establish an NIH
Data Commons. NIH expects to make several OT
awards under this funding opportunity.
In the first stage, awardees will design innovative
solutions that meet the needs of one or more of the
computational, data and scientific key capabilities of
the Data Commons. It is expected that awardees will
participate collectively as a consortium and work
cooperatively toward achieving NIH’s comprehensive
vision for an interoperable, FAIR (Findable, Accessible,
Interoperable and Reusable) compliant, multi-cloud
NIH Data Commons founded on open source and open
standards. The Commons will be designed to comply
with the principles of making digital objects FAIR. In
the second stage, the solutions developed by the
DCPPC will be implemented.
Please note that submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI)
is required and it's due on June 30, 2017 (5:00 PM United States Eastern Time)."
For more information: https://commonfund.nih.gov/sites/default/files/RM-17-026_CommonsPilotPhase.pdf