The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) applications for the innovations in biomedical computational science and technology initiative. This announcement is made together with 15 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is supported by 2 funding mechanisms: R43/R44 (SBIR) and R41/R42 (STTR).
Computational and informatics tools have become increasingly important in the progress of biomedical research. The purpose of this announcement is to support fundamental research in biomedical computing science and technology as well as the development and application of new biocomputing tools or technologies for a particular area of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. Biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, tools for electronic collaboration, and data retrieval, visualization, manipulation, and integration through the development of integrated analytical tools as well as computational research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1917; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-535.html (SBIR), or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-534.html (STTR).