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Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) Hub Open Competition for NURSA Data Source Projects (NDSP
The mission of the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) is to accrue, develop, and communicate information advancing our understanding of the integral role of nuclear receptor signaling in physiology and metabolic diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and reproductive diseases and disorders. Currently, the central core of NURSA is a Hub that provides the integration and cohesion needed to aggregate, annotate, and present state-of-the-art data in a user friendly fashion. A web portal,, interfaces with the broader scientific community. To achieve its goals, the NURSA Informatics Hub solicits Project applications to support innovative research to the Hub. Successful PIs will leverage their individual and collaborative resources to address the scientific goals of this Request for Applications. Three previous similar announcements resulted in 11 NURSA-funded projects that support high quality cross-cutting research.

Contact Dr. Corinne Silva ( 

Deadline for letter of intent:  November 7, 2016
Deadline for electronic application submission:  November 21, 2016
Earliest possible start date: December 15, 2016
NCBI data types, management, monitoring and outreach activities: Kim Pruitt (NCBI)
View slides from the recent BISTI Consortium meeting on NCBI data management activities
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.

NSF Dear Colleagure Lette: RFI on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science adn Engineering Research
NSF has launched an effort to refresh the Foundation’s cyberinfrastructure vision and strategy, as the current activity,
Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), completes its final year.

NSF invites contributions from the whole science, engineering, education, and CI research community to inform this planning effort.

We seek input on scientific challenges, associated cyberinfrastructure needs, and bold ideas to advance research frontiers over the next decade and beyond. 

Please click on title for additional details.

Deadline for submissions: April 5, 2017,  5:00 PM ET. 
3/16/2017Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)
Call for Proposals- SPARC -Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions Announces New Data and Resource Center Opportunity
The NIH Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program seeks to advance understanding of the neural control of organ function, laying a mechanistic foundation for the next generation of therapeutic closed-loop neuromodulation devices. The SPARC team has released a new funding announcement, soliciting applications to develop a Data and Resource Center, a central online hub with three core functions: 1) store and facilitate access to all data generated by SPARC; 2) build interactive visualizations of nerve-organ anatomy and function; and 3) host models that predict the effects of nerve stimuli on organ function. Bioinformatics and data science experts are encouraged to apply. Letters of intent are required and are due by April 7, 2017. Questions should be addressed to
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: