Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:
Release Date: June 4, 2012
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
To further accelerate the pace of discovery and advance research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are collaborating to develop the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System. The FITBIR Informatics System will provide the traumatic brain injury (TBI) research community with a common platform for exchanging data, protocols, and research-related information. Moreover, the architecture of FITBIR supports federation with other data resources. FITBIR will begin accepting clinical data on July 16, 2012 for a variety of phenotypic assessments, including image and genomic data, in a variety of formats (for details, see FITBIR, Contributing Data).
TBI researchers who are collecting clinical phenotypic, genomic or imaging data are expected to share their data via FITBIR, and to use this national resource to advance their projects. This is expected of all investigators regardless of the size of the budget of their research projects, regardless of the source of support for their TBI research, including investigators supported by NIH grants awarded under focused funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or those under parent mechanism FOAs (“unsolicited” applications). TBI researchers supported by non-federal sources are also encouraged to utilize the FITBIR Informatics System.
Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:
FITBIR Operations Team