NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health will commit around $1.5 million in the coming fiscal year to fund the development of informatics training programs that could become regional, national, or international centers of excellence in informatics education and bioinformatics centers.

The program, which will fund five or six new grants with up to $230,000 for five years, is a collaboration between the Fogarty International Center, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Library of Medicine.

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