Notice of Expiration for RFA-ES-16-010 "Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-17-009

Key Dates
Release Date:   March 24, 2017

Related Announcements
RFA-ES-16-010

Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)

Purpose

This Notice informs potential applicants of the cancellation of the October 19, 2017 receipt date for RFA-ES-16-010, Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24). Additional applications will not be accepted by BD2K.

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 with application due dates in August 2017 are being canceled so that new funding opportunities can be issued to support the implementation of the new strategies.

Currently reads: 

Posted Date

August 16, 2016

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

September 19, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

30 days before the application due date.

Application Due Date(s)

November 9, 2016; October 19, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS 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

February 2017; February 2018

Advisory Council Review

May 2017; May 2018

Earliest Start Date

July 1, 2017; July 1, 2018

Expiration Date

October 20, 2017

Due Dates for E.O. 12372

Not Applicable

Modified to read:

Posted Date

August 16, 2016

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)

September 19, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

30 days before the application due date.

Application Due Date(s)

November 9, 2016; by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS 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

February 2017

Advisory Council Review

May 2017

Earliest Start Date

July 1, 2017

Expiration Date

November 10, 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:


Cindy Lawler
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 919.316.4671
Email: lawler@niehs.nih.gov