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Funding News - Sharing Data and Tools

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NINDS encourages grant applications for sharing data and tools using the biomedical informatics research network (BIRN) and caBIG™ infrastructures. This announcement is made together with 16 other NIH components and is affiliated with the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

The Blueprint is a framework to enhance cooperative activities among the 16 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that support research on the nervous system.

Sharing data and tools across a research community adds tremendous value to the community’s efforts. Search engines such as Google show the power of sharing text-based data. While strides have been made, the infrastructure necessary to share and query data sets that have more than just textual biomedical data is still in development. This announcement invites applications to make either data or tools more broadly available to the research community by using the BIRN and/or the caBIG™ infrastructure.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-0012; email: For a more detailed description of this program announcement, visit