Notice of Funding Opportunity Publication for NCATS Biomedical Data Translator: Development (OT2)

Notice Number: NOT-TR-19-028

Key Dates
Release Date: September 27, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: January 2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: January 2020

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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)


The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) intends to issue an Other Transaction (OT) funding opportunity for institutions and individuals to participate in the next phase of the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator Program.

NCATS plans to provide up to $13.5 million in FY2020 and will use the OT mechanism.

These awards will establish a Consortium for the development of the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator (or “Translator”). The purpose of the program is to accelerate biomedical translation by developing a biomedical “data translator” for the research community that serves as a resource for computationally-assisted exploration of knowledge and construction of new research hypotheses. The knowledge presented to the user will be a network of empirical biomedical knowledge from a variety of sources. The Consortium will develop community standards for data re-use, build and disseminate common services for Translator, support the integration of existing medical and biological data sources, and produce tools that augment human reasoning and inference for understanding the pathophysiology of human disease.

Awards are anticipated for FY2020 and the timeline for funding opportunity publication, application preparation, NIH review, and establishment of awards is accelerated.

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NCATS Translator Team