Applicant Information Webinar for RFA-HG-14-001 BD2K-LINCS-Perturbation Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) (U54)

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by Documentation No Comments


January 13, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET
Chairs: Dr. Jennie Larkin, Dr. Ajay Pillai


Reference for RFA-HG-14-001

An Applicant Information Webinar will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET, to provide information about the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) FOA to prospective applicants. This FOA seeks applications to develop a data coordination and integration center (DCIC) that will address the opportunities and challenges provided by two major NIH efforts: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and the Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures (LINCS). The NIH expects that this BD2K-LINCS DCIC will focus on perturbagen-response data and signatures while ensuring that the resulting resources are effectively utilized by the community by addressing challenges related to biomedical Big Data. A successful DCIC will ensure consistent annotation of data and tools generated within the LINCS program; incorporate (without replicating databases) relevant non-LINCS perturbation data into the LINCS resource; support integration of relevant data, signatures, and tools to allow for seamless exploration of the (LINCS) program’s output by a broad range of biomedical researchers; support linkages to outside knowledge bases, data portals, and resources; support training in perturbation-data science skills; build innovative access and query tools to disparate databases hosting multiple data types; and disseminate the resulting tools and resources to the broad range of biomedical researchers. Related FOAs of relevance to the DCIC include RFA-RM-13-013 soliciting applications for LINCS data and signature generation and RFA-HG-13-009 soliciting applications for BD2K Centers of Excellence.

Information on how to participate in the webinar:

  • Registration: None
  • Audio: Dial: 1-800-779-8174
  • Participant Code: 38-60-157
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    Slides with background information that will be displayed during the webinar will be available here shortly before the webinar begins. A document with the questions and responses addressed during the webinar, and an audio recording of the webinar will also be made available on this website.