Public-Private Partnerships Will Accelerate Data-Driven Discovery

Big news today from NIH announcing their new initiative to develop and test new ways to best implement cloud services in support of biomedical research. Called STRIDES for “Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation and Sustainability,” the initiative will allow NIH to explore the use of cloud environments to streamline NIH data use. … Continue reading “Public-Private Partnerships Will Accelerate Data-Driven Discovery”

Help NLM and NIH Shape a Data-Driven Future

It’s a busy and exciting time for the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This week we released NLM’s strategic plan, A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.  Concurrently the National Institutes of Health announced a draft Strategic Plan for Data Science. The intersection of these two important documents demonstrates … Continue reading “Help NLM and NIH Shape a Data-Driven Future”

Building Data Science Expertise at NLM

Guest post by the Data Science @NLM Training Program team. Regular readers of this blog probably know that NLM staff are expanding their expertise beyond library science and computer science to embrace data science. As a result, NLM—in alignment with strategic plan Goal 3 to “build a workforce for data-driven research and health”—is taking steps … Continue reading “Building Data Science Expertise at NLM”

NLM and Public Policy

Policy—and its cousin, legislation—make the world go ‘round. They lay out a course of action, guide decisions, and set the parameters for future choices. While policies and legislation are being crafted, it’s a tug of war between details and context, minutiae and meaning, big picture and nuance, with that push and pull yielding documents that … Continue reading “NLM and Public Policy”