NIH commits $24 million annually for big data centers of excellence
Every day, numerous researchers produce an abundance of datasets. However, the scientific community lacks tools, accessibility and training in how to use these large, diverse datasets. In response to these problems, the National Institutes of Health is launching the Big Data to Knowledge initiative, or BD2K, in December. The NIH will provide up to $24 million per year for four years to establish and support six to eight investigator-initiated BD2K Centers of Excellence.