Posts Tagged ‘funding’

The Genomics Landscape: A monthly update from the NHGRI Director – July 2017

July 9, 2017

.@Genome_Gov Extramural Grant Portfolio
https://www.Genome.Gov/27569006/july-6-2017-the-nhgri-extramural-grant-portfolio-using-different-approaches-to-fund-genomics-research Nice grid divides programs into PI-initiated/consortia & RFA-solicited v not

Co-directors of newly launched Harvard Data Science Initiative discuss new era

June 19, 2017

fellowships, grants, space
“DOMINICI: Because of the new advances in technology, almost every field right now has data, and more data than ever. Clearly, there’s the explosion of genetics and genomics data in the life sciences, in molecular data, as well as astronomy and economics. Even in the humanities, you can scan documents and turn it into data that you can analyze.

PARKES: To add some numbers to this, IBM has estimated that we’re generating more than one quintillion bytes of data a day. (A quintillion is a 10 to the 18th.)

DOMINICI: One of the reasons we are so excited that Harvard is launching the Data Science Initiative is because of all the advances our faculty have made in recent years. We can now describe the entire genome, define the exposome (the environmental analogue to the genome), characterize social interactions and mood via cellphone data, and can digitize historical data relevant for the humanities. ….

DOMINICI: We have launched the Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, which is among the largest programs of its kind, and we want to recruit talented individuals in a highly interdisciplinary ways.

We have also launched a competitive research fund that will catalyze small research projects around the University. Through our friends in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School, we’ve identified some spaces in the near term where people can get together. …

PARKES: We are launching the initiative because we want to get to a point where we have a Harvard Data Science Institute. The aspiration is that the Data Science Institute will have some physical space associated with it,

Then the third one I wanted to mention is privacy.

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

June 19, 2017


“This shift has been having profound impacts on mental-health research in the United States, but the magnitude of the transformation is only now coming to light. An analysis by Nature suggests that the number of clinical trials funded by the NIMH dropped by 45% between 2009 and 2015 (see ‘’). This coincides with the agency’s launch, in 2011, of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) — a framework for research on the mechanisms of mental illness. The NIMH’s roll-out of RDoC included asking researchers to focus more on the biological bases of behaviour — such as brain circuitry and genetics — than on the broader symptoms that clinicians typically use to define and classify mental illness.

The NIMH’s embrace of fundamental research has infuriated many clinical researchers, who see it as an attempt to invalidate their methods — and say that there is scant evidence to support the idea that using RDoC will lead to greater insight or better treatments for mental illness.”

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

Examples of Project Leadership Plans for Multiple PI Grant Applications, April 26, 2006

June 18, 2017

Program Overview – All of Us | National Institutes of Health

June 10, 2017

new nih grant limits

May 6, 2017

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Federal R&D Budget Dashboard | AAAS – The World’s Largest General Scientific Society

March 3, 2017

Federal R&D Budget Dashboard Great #DataViz of cuts & buildups of days past. NSF+NIH is dwarfed by DOD #funding

2016 News Feature: NIH supports new approaches to discovering DNA differences in the genome’s regulatory regions that affect disease – National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

October 7, 2016—dna-differences-in-the-genomes-regulatory-regions-that-affect-disease-/

2016 News Feature: NIH commits $6.7 million to advance DNA, RNA sequencing technology – National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

October 7, 2016

Computational Medicine: Translating Models to Clinical Care | Science Translational Medicine

May 22, 2016