Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, because science is a team sport and we are tackling problems that are much bigger than any one organization.
We are working with various partner organizations to develop the infrastructure needed to realize the vision of a federated ecosystem outlined in Our Mission. Here are a few of the initiatives that we are participating in, which bring together partners from industry, academia and federal agencies.
The Data Biosphere collective aims to create a vibrant ecosystem of interoperable modules and data environments for the biomedical community, expressly designed to be modular, community-driven, open and standards-based.
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework.
The NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability Effort aims to establish and implement guidelines and technical standards to empower end-user analyses across participating platforms and facilitate the realization of a federated data ecosystem.
Building infrastructure is only the first step toward realizing our vision. In order to drive meaningful change in the biomedical research world, we collaborate with funders, data generators, method developers and community leaders to support and empower researchers in key domains as they transition their work to this new ecosystem. Some of these collaborations are sponsored through large-scale initiatives that serve multiple consortia, while others are efforts centered around a specific consortium or research program.
The Genomic Analysis, Visualization,
and Informatics Lab-space is a project
led by Johns Hopkins University and
sponsored by NHGRI to support genomic
data access, sharing and computing
across large datasets.
Supported consortia: CCDG, CMG,
eMERGE, GTEx, 1000 Genomes
BioData Catalyst aims to increase
access to NHLBI datasets and accelerate
research leading to novel diagnostic
tools, therapeutic options, and
prevention strategies for heart, lung,
blood, and sleep disorders.
Supported consortia: TOPMed, dbGaP
This research program is a historic effort to collect data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health, building one of the largest health databases.
If you represent a data generation effort or consortium, we can work with you to make your data accessible in the appropriate cloud environments with the tools to empower your research community and maximize your impact. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.