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THe NIH Commons Credits Portal is now OPEN
The portal supports the NIH Commons Credits Pilot. During the operation of the Pilot, investigators will submit simple and rapid online credit applications to acquire additional resources for extending computational research on active NIH grants. Capabilities of the portal also include a help desk for providing information on the application process; a knowledge base and services catalog to help select suitable conformant cloud services; and a blog for sharing information and experience among investigators.
12/16/2016portal front page
Slides from BISTI Investigator Seminar: Heterogeneous ensembles for biomedical problems and DREAM challenges
Slides from Dr. Gaurav Pandey's February 2nd BISTI presentation.

FAQs for ESTEEMED Program
For Frequenty Asked Questions for the ESTEEMED Program, please see attached file.

The FOA is PAR-17-221
Biomedical Citizen Science Hub (CitSciBio)
Built on HUBzero®’s open source infrastructure, CitSciBio is a virtual collaboration space designed to help anyone interested in biomedical citizen science and crowdsourcing discover and share resources, form collaborative groups, and share expertise.
NCI Updates on Frontiers for High Performance Computing in Cancer Research and the NCI-DOE collaborative pilots
BISTI April Meeting Presentation                   
NCI-Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
DARPA-MTO program, Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M)
The program will develop new machine learning systems that continue to learn during operation. This will include addressing both the technical and safety challenges associated with runtime learning as well as looking to natural and biological systems for new ideas for robust and efficient adaptive algorithms. The BAA is now published:

Make Data Count: Building a System to Support Recognition of Data as a First Class Research Output
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has made a 2-year, $747K award to the California Digital Library, DataCite and DataONE to support collection of usage and citation metrics for data objects. Building on pilot work, this award will result in the launch of a new service that will collate and expose data level metrics.
Quantitative Imaging Methods and Translational Developments – Honoring the Memory of Dr. Larry Clarke
Special Section in the Journal of Medical Imaging:  Quantitative Imaging Methods and Translational Developments – Honoring the Memory of Dr. Larry Clarke.

NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase (RM-17-026)
In the first stage, awardees will design innovative solutions that meet the needs of one or more of the computational, data and scientific key capabilities of the Data Commons. It is expected that awardees will participate collectively as a consortium and work cooperatively toward achieving NIH’s comprehensive vision for an interoperable, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) compliant, multi-cloud NIH Data Commons founded on open source and open standards. The Commons will be designed to comply with the principles of making digital objects FAIR. In the second stage, the solutions developed by the DCPPC will be implemented.
BISTI Consortium Meeting (July 7, 2017)
Dr. Michele Taylor presented on EPS’s Integrated Risk Information Systems (IRIS) for Chemical Evaluations. (presentation included) EPA’s IRIS system includes new workbench tools for interactive review of current literature (SWIFT-REVIEW). Tools includes advanced machine learning capabilities to find related studies and advanced visualization tools to quickly review literature as a compendium. Current assessment indicates a ~23% improvement in work saved over other methods.
NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud
Twelve awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase. A data commons is a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, such as data and analytical tools. The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms. For more information please see the full press release at
Vacancy Announcement
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
BISTI Seminar May 2018
Data Use Ontology System (DUOS) and its role in data sharing through Firecloud By Antony Philippakis and Moran Cabili, Broad Institute.
The Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative
Establishes partnerships with commercial cloud service providers (CSPs) to reduce economic and technological barriers to accessing and computing on large biomedical data sets to accelerate biomedical advances.
BISTI Meeting October 4, 2018
BISTI Meeting October 4, 2018
BISTI Meeting November 1, 2018
BISTI Meeting November 1, 2018: STRIDES