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Funding News - Applications for Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites grant applications for innovative research in biomedical computational science and technology to promote the progress of biomedical research. This announcement is made together with 16 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is also being offered to the small business community.*

Computing and computational tools have become increasingly important in enabling progress in biomedical research. The promotion of the interface of biomedical information science and technology with biomedical research should result in new digital and electronic tools that will have substantial impact on broad areas of biomedical research. Biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, and tools for electronic collaboration, as well as computational and mathematical research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations.

Examples of potential areas of research interest include: tools for data acquisition, archiving, querying, retrieval, visualization, integration, and management; platform-independent translational tools for data exchange and for promoting interoperability; analytical and statistical tools for interpretation of large data sets; and new models or simulations of complex biological processes (and the development of mathematical tools for these processes).

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Program Director, Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2110, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1917; fax: 301-480-2424; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: For a detailed description of the small business (SBIR/STTR) program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: