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The objective of this focus area is to help advance data sharing, acquisition, integration, analysis and resulting insights in the pursuit of improved public health and health outcomes. This includes:

1. Enabling data sharing, acquisition and integration to develop knowledge and insight in the pursuit of improved health outcomes, including alternative health data sources such as environmental factors, social media and mobile health

2. Supporting the development and deployment of advanced analytics, including causal discovery and reasoning, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in biomedicine

3. Enabling data science collaborations in the support of precision medicine, including advanced decision support leveraging data to deliver customized and personalized knowledge, insight and recommendations

Current Projects on Health

COVID Information Commons

COVID Resources Page

Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity Workshop Series

Large-Scale Observational Health Research

Submit your project here

Upcoming Health Events

Health Professional Opportunities

Accelerating the Pace of Child Health Research Using Existing Data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through February 5, 2025.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Conference Grant Programs

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through November 2026.

Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Data Science Internship Program, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Accepting rolling applications

Emerging Viral Infections and their Impact on the Male and Female Reproductive Tract

Applications accepted through July 16, 2023

Google Health Equity Research Initiative

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science

NIH FOA: Accelerating Data and Metadata Standards in the Environmental Health Sciences

LOIs due April 10th

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Neurological and Neurocognitive Sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegeneration

Applications accepted through May 8, 2023

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for COVID-19 Impacted NIMH Research

Applications accepted through June 2, 2023

PEPI-G Program: Fellowships with Industry and Government

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer Training for Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program

Applications due March 26th

Health Career Opportunities

Data Scientist, NIH

Deputy Director, RENCI

Health Resources

Connected Healthcare Integrated Systems Design Workshop Results, IEEE and NEBDHub

COVID Information Commons: Unlocking COVID-19 Insights with Data Science, developed with help from NEBD Hub student volunteer, Aryan Naik

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence: Bringing Automated Machine Learning Technologies to Basic, Translational, and Clinical Cancer Researchers, Association of American Cancer Institutes

IEEE DataPort COVID-19 Open-Source Datasets, IEEE

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Data Files, Health Resources and Services Administration

Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health, Rural Health Information Hub

NIH Office of Data Science Strategy Announces New Initiative to Improve Access to NIH-funded Data, NIH

Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana

Health Success Stories

Data Transforming Health Care EBook

Interview: Combining Aerospace and Academia For A Sustainable Future

Laura Dietz

Forecasting Salinity in Rivers during Storm Events

Guest post by Laura Dietz, University of New Hampshire This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. Every winter, vast amounts of road salts are scattered onto streets across the northeastern U.S.. While important for our safety, ice-melt and rainfall wash this road […]