September 28, 2022
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
This notice is to alert the community that NHGRI plans to host a pre-application webinar to provide an overview of the NHGRI Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-Space Clinical Resource (ACR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-HG-22-021. The purpose of the ACR FOA is to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of a suite of genomic-based clinical tools and services built within the NHGRI Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-Space (AnVIL) to foster clinical genomic research.
AnVIL is a scalable and interoperable resource for the basic and clinical genomic research communities that leverages a cloud-based infrastructure to democratize data access, sharing, and computing across large genomic and genomic-related datasets. The AnVIL platform facilitates integration and computing on and across large datasets generated by NHGRI programs and initiatives funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other agencies supporting human genomics research. In February 2021, the NHGRI hosted a workshop entitled "Genomic Medicine XIII: Developing a Clinical Genomic Informatics Research Agenda" to develop a research strategy on using genomic-based clinical informatics resources to improve the detection, treatment, and reporting of genetic disorders in a clinical setting. In October 2021, NHGRI hosted another workshop titled "Future Directions of the NHGRI Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space(AnVIL)" to identify gaps, challenges, and future opportunities related to NHGRI's investments in the AnVIL Program. Outcomes from these workshops highlighted support for the AnVIL’s existing infrastructure and services and identified opportunities to expand and diversify the AnVIL team’s activities to support the clinical genomic research community.
To increase AnVIL’s use by the clinical genomics research community, the NHGRI has released a FOA to support the incorporation within the AnVIL platform, analysis tools and workflows, genomic-based clinically focused outreach and educational offerings, and services to address challenges related to using cloud-based services, and tools to enhance AnVIL’s interoperability with other cloud-based data resources to conduct genomic-based clinical research.
The webinar is scheduled for November 2nd, 2022, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET. Participation in the webinar is optional and is not required to submit an application in response to RFA-HG-22-021: The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space Clinical Resource (ACR) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). A recording of the webinar and answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be made available on the AnVIL webpage. Attendees can ask questions during the webinar and are encouraged to email questions in advance to email@example.com. Registration information and details about the webinar can be found by accessing the following link, https://nih.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_6ugT1qsUR4qCG1ADI8PyOw
Please direct all inquiries to:
Ken Wiley, Ph.D.
Division of Genomic Medicine
National Human Genome Research Institute