ARCHES Funding

The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment is a competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

* Submission information will be announced soon! ARCHES Summer Internship Applications are closed.

CHART Interdisciplinary Research Funding Program Announcement-RFA

The CHART (Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology) Program is an interdisciplinary research program with the broad mission of enabling successful aging through: fundamental research; advanced technology development; education of researchers, developers, healthcare professionals; guidance for policy decision-making; and translation of these efforts to positively affect the lives of older adults.

For complete information please click here: CHART-Clark-Lindsey-PilotGrantApplication-Fall2017 

Deadline for application: 9/8/2017
Awards Announced: 9/15/2017
Fund amount available: $5,000

Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D.
Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences
Program Director, CHART: Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

FY2018 MURI Call for Proposals

White papers inquiries and questions deadline: June 30, 2017

White papers due July 17, 2017; 11:59PM (Eastern daylight time)

Proposals inquiries and questions deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proposals due: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern daylight time)

There are many topics that could be of high interest.  If you have not done so already, please consider reviewing them. Full RFP Here

NIH announces that the NIH BD2K Program will be launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase.

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NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Explores Using the Cloud to Access and Share *FAIR Biomedical Big Data

*Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable

The NIH, under the BD2K program, will be launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase to test ways to store, access and share FAIR biomedical data and associated tools in the cloud.

A data commons is a way to share and provide access to digital objects, like the data generated during biomedical research, or the software and other tools needed to use the data. A commons would help NIH extract more value from the digital products of biomedical research by making them available to more researchers. Using a cloud-based data commons model will empower researchers to find and interact with data directly in the cloud without spending time and resources downloading large datasets to their own servers.

The Data Commons Pilot Phase will include the following activities

  • Establishing community-endorsed unifying principles and guidelines to govern how the Data Commons operates and what it means for digital objects in the Commons to be FAIR
  • Developing and testing cloud-based platforms to store, manage and interact with biomedical data and tools
  • Setting up the ability to access controlled-access data through appropriate authorization and authentication protocols
  • Harnessing and further developing community-based tools and services that support interoperability between existing biomedical data and tool repositories and portability between cloud service providers
  • Creating portals where users with all levels of expertise can access and interact with data and tools
  • Learning by doing, which involves developing agile, iterative pilots of the Data Commons architecture/platform, testing its utility, troubleshooting, and retesting
  • Analyzing and evaluating the products and processes of the Data Commons Pilot Phase for cost, utility, efficiency, usability, and adherence to FAIR data principles

The NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase is expected to span fiscal years 2017-2020, with an estimated total budget of approximately $55.5 Million, pending available funds.

Learn more about FAIR data principles.

For questions about the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase, please contact Dr. Vivien Bonazzi at: