Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

NLM Earmarks $25M for Bioinformatics Grants in 2006, 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Library of Medicine issued a program announcement this week outlining its plans to support research grants in bioinformatics over the next two years.

 

The program, "NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics," will award $25 million per year in 20 to 25 new grants.

 

Individual awards typically fall in a range from $200,000 to $400,000 in direct costs, with an average of $280,000 in direct costs per year, for three years, NLM said.

 

Awards are typically made three times per year, in December/January, March/April, and August/September.

 

NLM defines biomedical informatics as "the intersection of basic informational and computing sciences with an application domain in health care and biomedicine," and said that the term "encompasses the closely-aligned field of bioinformatics, which can be defined as the intersection of basic informational and computer sciences with an application domain in biological/biochemical sciences."

 

The program expires Nov. 2, 2007. Further information is available here.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.