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Funding News - Applications on Biomedical Information Science and Technology Sought (SBIR/STTR)

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer research (STTR) applications for research on biomedical information science and technology to promote the progress of biomedical research. This announcement is made together with 20 other NIH components.*

Computing and computational tools have become increasingly important in enabling progress in biomedical research. The promotion 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.

Some potential areas of research interest include: tools for data collection, archiving large data sets, and electronic communication; research on databases, querying approaches, information retrieval, and data visualization; analysis tools for interpreting large data sets; computing algorithms and new analysis and statistical methodologies for social science research related to areas of biomedical interest such as population aging; research on new approaches to data integration; development of platform-independent translational tools for data exchange; research and development of models or simulation environments; tools or models to promote interoperability; and development of web-based linkage tools for data sharing.

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

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the web site at: