Genome Research Institute Wants Big Data Software, Analysis Method Ideas

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The National Human Genome Research Institute wants ideas from the biomedical research community on how to develop data analysis procedures and software services for the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge Initiative.

NGHRI wants input on methods for data compression or reduction, data visualization, data provenance and data wrangling with a Sept. 6 deadline for responses, the institute said in a request for information dated Aug. 8.

NIH aims for the BD2K program  to train and help researchers analyze biomedical datasets.

The Data and Informatics Working Group, an advisory committee to the NIH director, made a series of recommendations for the agency to develop, implement, assess and maintain informatics methods and applications.

Respondents are also asked to provide guidance on how to reduce data volume, help researchers use graphical and interactive means for communication, determine the relevance of certain datasets and map data.

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