NIH releases strategic plan for data science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its first <a href="https://datascience.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NIH_Strategic_Plan_for_…; target="_blank">Strategic Plan for Data Science</a>, providing a blueprint for modernizing NIH-funded biomedical data science.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its first <a href="https://datascience.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NIH_Strategic_Plan_for_…; target="_blank">Strategic Plan for Data Science</a>, providing a blueprint for modernizing NIH-funded biomedical data science. According to the agency, the speed of biomedical discovery and medical breakthroughs can be significantly increased by maximizing the value of data generated through NIH-funded initiatives. Key elements the agency aims to address include the findability, interconnectivity, and interoperability of NIH-funded biomedical data sets and resources; the integration of existing data management tools and the development of new ones; universalizing innovative algorithms and tools developed by researchers into enterprise-ready resources that meet industry standards for ease of use and operational efficiency; and the increasing costs of data management. NIH will begin implementing the plan over the coming year.