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NIH Seeks Input on Data and Informatics Management and Analysis Policies

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A working group set up by the National Institutes of Health to investigate methods of managing, integrating, and analyzing large biomedical datasets is asking for input from the life science community.

According to a request for information issued last week, the working group, which was set up by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, intends to gather information from informatics experts, investigators, administrators, information technology professionals, and the general public, which it will use to make recommendations on policies for managing, integrating, and analyzing research and administrative data.

Specifically, the group is looking for comments on the scope of the challenges and issues; standards development; secondary and future uses of data; data accessibility; incentives for data sharing; and support needs.

Responses to the RFI will be accepted through March 12. All comments must be submitted electronically.

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