December 14, 2015

binary codeNINR has launched a new web page highlighting the Institute’s support of advances in data science to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Data scientists work to enhance and integrate large and complex datasets, sometimes called “Big Data,” into health research to improve illness prevention and management.

NINR-supported science combines multiple disciplines, integrates the biological and behavioral sciences, and focuses on patient outcomes instead of disease-specific outcomes, giving the Institute a unique platform for expanding the use of data science.

NINR's new web page highlights the various ways that the Institute enhances nursing research with data science, including:

  • NINR’s annual Boot Camp, a popular, week-long intensive research training course on the NIH campus which recently has focused on data science.
     
  • Supporting intramural and extramural research with data science as major components.
     
  • The development of common data elements, which can allow for comparisons of variables across studies and patient populations.
     
  • Participation in the trans-NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, which was established to support new knowledge, maximize community engagement, and facilitate discovery. 
     

You can read more about NINR’s work in data science at www.ninr.nih.gov/datascience.