Notice of Expiration for RFA-HG-16-016 "BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-17-008

Key Dates
Release Date:   March 24, 2017

Related Announcements
RFA-HG-16-016

Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)

Purpose

This Notice informs potential applicants of the cancellation of the August 2, 2017 receipt date for RFA-HG-16-016, BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25). Additional applications to this FOA will not be accepted by BD2K in FY 2017.

The amount and diversity of data generated by NIH-funded research programs continues to grow rapidly, necessitating safe, scalable storage solutions, new analytic approaches, and an adaptable workforce. As this unprecedented revolution in biological information unfolds and NIH looks to the future of data science, it needs to ensure that researchers have the ability to make meaningful use of this increasingly massive biomedical data resource.  It will be critical for NIH to identify and implement new strategies to improve data discoverability, utility, and sustainability, including moving many large data sets into the cloud and making them adherent to FAIR Principles – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.  Success in meeting this challenge will require a major infusion of resources.

Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), in her role of interim Associate Director for Data Science, will work with all of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers to develop strategies to improve data discoverability, utility, and sustainability for the biomedical research community. Previously issued BD2K funding opportunities are being canceled so that new funding opportunities can be issued to support the implementation of the new strategies.

Currently reads: 

Posted Date

May 18, 2016

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

July 2, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

30 days prior to application due date  

Application Due Date(s)

August 2, 2016; August 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Not Applicable

Scientific Merit Review

November 2016, November 2017

Advisory Council Review

January 2017, January 2018

Earliest Start Date

April 2017, April 2018

Expiration Date

August 3, 2017

Due Dates for E.O. 12372

Not Applicable

Modified to read:

Posted Date

May 18, 2016

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

July 2, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

30 days prior to application due date  

Application Due Date(s)

August 2, 2016; by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

AIDS Application Due Date(s)

Not Applicable

Scientific Merit Review

November 2016

Advisory Council Review

January 2017

Earliest Start Date

April 2017

Expiration Date

August 3, 2016

Due Dates for E.O. 12372

Not Applicable

Details about program changes have been announced on the program's current website: https://commonfund.nih.gov/bd2k/index.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Erica Rosemond, Ph.D.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Telephone: 301-594-8927
Email: bd2k_training@mail.nih.gov

Richard Baird, Ph.D.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Telephone: 301-496-7671
Email: bd2k_training@mail.nih.gov