Notice of Funding Opportunity Publication for Biomedical Data Translator: Technical Feasibility Assessment and Architecture Design Projects (OT3)

Notice Number: NOT-TR-16-014

Key Dates
Release Date:  May 4, 2016

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Issued by
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Purpose

NCATS has issued a funding opportunity for institutions and individuals to participate in the Biomedical Data Translator: Technical Feasibility Assessment and Architecture Design initiative.  The focus of this initiative is to conduct data assessment and technical feasibility analyses for building a data "Translator" that integrates multiple types of existing data sources, and include drug effects, and intervening types of biological data relevant to understanding pathophysiology.   The purpose of the program is to accelerate biomedical translation by developing a biomedical “data translator” for the research community, thereby facilitating the generation of new hypotheses for understanding and treating disease. 

NCATS plans to provide a total of $5 million per year for 2-5 projects to complete data assessment and technical feasibility analysis over two years.  Through this initiative, NCATS intends to push the limits of technical feasibility of integrating disparate data types by building components of a Translator, "demonstration projects", to illustrate unprecedented integration and analytical potential.  The demonstration project(s) need not be comprehensive in the data types used, but should illustrate a potential strategy that could then be applied or adapted more broadly to a comprehensive body of data types. During the two year period, each team will also participate in quarterly face to face events with NIH staff, focused on specific aspects of the Translator project.  The goal of these events is to both assess progress, as well as identify common roadblocks or knowledge gaps, and collaboration opportunities.

For more information seehttps://ncats.nih.gov/files/NCATS-Translator-FY16-FOA.pdf

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Email: translator-questions@nih.gov