Sunday, October 30, 2011

Biomedical Computing FOA

NIH released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking projects from individuals or small groups to collaborate with the National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC). The objective is to enable researchers to build a better biomedical computing environment using computational tools along with biological and behavioral application drivers.

These partnerships are designed to produce, validate, and disseminate the tools and computational environments for the use of a broad spectrum of biomedical researchers in the U.S. The NCBCs operate as the hubs of a networked national effort to build the computational infrastructure for biomedical computing in the nation.

The NCBCs are partnerships bringing together a number of scientists such as:

• Computational scientists to work on inventing and developing efficient and powerful languages, data structures, software architectures, hardware, and algorithms for solving biomedical computing problems

• Biomedical computational scientists to adapt and deploy resources from computational science to solve significant biomedical problems

• Experimental and clinical biomedical and behavioral scientists to generate data that can be transformed into knowledge by computational simulation, analysis, modeling, data mining, and visualizations.

The FOA (PAR-12-001) was posted October 7, 2011. Proposals can be submitted up to September 8, 2014 with the number of awards contingent on NIH appropriations.

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