Big Data Training

The US National Institutes of Health is seeking comments for its the Big Data to Knowledge initiative, Sally Rockey, the deputy director for extramural research at NIH, writes at her Rock Talk blog. The BD2K initiative, she says, aims to find effective ways to use and manage the large datasets coming out of new biomedical studies.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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