NIH: BD2K MOOC on Data Management for Biomedical Big Data

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications designed to develop an open, online educational course that complements and/or enhances the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The funding opportunity announcement (FOA), NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Research Education: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Data Management (RFA-LM-15-001), focuses on curriculum or methods development.

The agency’s Research Education Program (R25) funding mechanism supports educational activities that complement other NIH formal training programs. In addition to complementing and enhancing the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs, the program’s overarching goals also include: enhancing the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce; helping to recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds; and fostering better understanding of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research and its implications.

For more information and/or to apply see the FOA.

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Posted in Issue 1 (January 13), Update, Volume 34 (2015)

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