Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24) -- This opportunity has been cancelled

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, is to provide time-limited, catalytic support for activities necessary to develop or extend/refine data and metadata standards and/or related tools in areas relevant to the NIH basic, translational, and clinical research mission. Projects can support activities at any point in the data standards lifecycle and should build on existing partnerships, infrastructure, and resources whenever possible.  Projects must demonstrate a compelling science community interest and need for standards efforts in the specific domain(s) of interest, as well as a plan for meaningful engagement of the end-user communities and relevant stakeholders in the process. The data standard and any associated tools or products developed should be made freely available to the scientific research community via a curated, searchable portal. Projects should address long-term maintenance and sustainability of the data standard after the period of the NIH award; issues to be considered include approaches for dissemination, evaluation, and updating/refinement.  Both short-term and longer-term projects are eligible.  


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days before the application due date.
  • Application Due Date(s): November 9, 2016 (was Oct. 19, 2016); October 19, 2017

RFA-ES-16-010 Expiration New Date November 10, 2016 per issuance of NOT-RM-17-009. (Original Expiration Date: October 20, 2017 )

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs per year and must reflect the actual cost of the proposed project.

The maximum project period is up to 3 years. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 9, 2016