NIH to pump in 24 million in Big Data every year

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will pump in $24 million per year for next four years in Big Data initiatives.
Biomedical research is increasingly data-intensive, with researchers routinely generating and using large, diverse data sets. Yet the ability to manage, integrate and analyze such data, and to locate and use data generated by others, is often limited due to a lack of tools, accessibility and training. In response, NIH launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in December (2012). This initiative supports research, implementation and training in data science that will enable biomedical scientists to capitalize on the transformative opportunities that large datasets provide.