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Funding News - Applications to Develop Tools for Data Sharing Collaborations Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites grant applications to develop tools for collaborations that involve data sharing. This announcement is made together with 6 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and two components of the National Science Foundation (NSF).*

Until recently, data were generated in a single laboratory and served as the basis for publications in the peer reviewed literature. While that pathway still exists, a second pathway is emerging. In this second pathway, the raw data generated by the initial laboratory are used by a second laboratory to make new discoveries that, in all likelihood, would not have otherwise been made. The purpose of this program announcement is to invite proposals to develop tools and techniques to creatively manage and analyze large amounts of data generated by collaborations among researchers.

Examples of potential areas of research interest include: tools and techniques for collaborative analysis, access, and visualization of data; tools and techniques that ensure that new collaboration technologies are compatible with emerging middleware standards, including security and authentication controls; tools that facilitate communication among collaborators; and tools and techniques that facilitate the creation and curation of data repositories used in a collaborative fashion.

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 and NSF components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: