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NEW American Heart Association (AHA) Data Grant Opportunities
The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a leading cloud computing infrastructure, to enable and advance discoveries in cardiovascular science and medicine using cloud technology. The collaboration with AWS marks a major new initiative for the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine
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.
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Call for Proposals
The International Society for Computational Biology’s 2017 European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB 2017), July 21-25 in Prague, is calling for Special Sessions proposals for emerging research.

Submissions due January 19, 2017
Slides from BISTI Investigator Seminar: Heterogeneous ensembles for biomedical problems and DREAM challenges
Slides from Dr. Gaurav Pandey's February 2nd BISTI presentation.

Call for Proposals from Young Investigators
Sage Bionetworks is now accepting applications from young investigators to attend the 2017 Sage Assembly, April 20-22, 2017, in Seattle. Young investigators are invited to apply to attend the Assembly with travel support by sending a one-page proposal describing how their work relates to the Assembly theme: "Mapping Open Research Ecosystems"

For additional information, email:
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)