Notice of Expiration of NOT-EB-16-008 "NIH/BD2K Participation in the Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)"

Notice Number: NOT-RM-17-012

Key Dates
Release Date: May 12, 2017

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Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


This Notice informs potential applicants of the cancellation of the participation of the NIH BD2K program in the Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD) [NOT-EB-16-008]. The NIH will not participate in future receipt dates currently listed as September 12, 2017 and the second Tuesday in September, annually thereafter. Additional applications will not be accepted by NIH.

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 his 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.

Details about BD2K program changes have been announced on the program's current website:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Vinay M. Pai, Ph.D.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Telephone: 301-451-4781