NIH Awards $32-Million to Tackle Big Data in Medicine by Paul Basken
NIH is funding studies to help researchers handle big data in medicine. The data collected and collated by the Human Genome Project was just the beginning.
“We see more and more the NIH as a digital enterprise,” said Philip E. Bourne, who this year became the agency’s first permanent associate director for data science.
NIH also recognizes the the problematic issues of big data in medicine: patient privacy, standards for data, and a commitment to sharing data.