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The vision for data science at the NIH will undoubtedly change over time. What follows is the current vision as we prepare for the first meeting with Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) awardees. Introduction Biomedical[1] research is increasingly a digital enterprise demanding new approaches and new expertise. While the research lifecycle has not changed in […]

The Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with the research community and the private sector, is establishing The Commons as a means to support the digital biomedical research enterprise. What is The Commons and what will it enable? In an era when biomedical research[1] is […]

Welcome. This is the first of what I anticipate will be periodic updates on the work of the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) team at NIH. The goal is to be transparent and informative and we welcome your input at any time. When accepting the job of ADDS at the NIH I asked Director, […]

While few believe the current university model will die, profound change will occur. Those universities that best leverage their big data (aka digital assets) will see their coveted ranking from the US News and World Report rise disproportionately in the next 5-10 years. In other words, prospective students and their parents, leading scholars and skilled […]