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Posted: 11/6/2023

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for R25 Data Science Training for Infectious and Immune-mediated Disease Research

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to highlight the interest of participating NIH institutes and centers (ICs) to enhance existing NIH research Education (R25) awards with data science training relevant to infectious- and immune-mediated disease research. Data science is a rapidly evolving field in infectious- and immune-mediated diseases. Some of the most impactful data science takes place in transdisciplinary collaborations between biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and computational scientists. The supplemental work supported by this NOSI will enable existing R25 training programs to offer data science mentoring and training to engage a broader community in data science by improving training programs and transdisciplinary collaboration between biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and computational scientists for research on infectious- and immune-mediated diseases, consistent with the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.

Impactful use of data science methods and technologies in infectious- and immune-mediated disease research depends on skills among biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers to work effectively with scientists from computational scientific disciplines. Such transdisciplinary skills include strong communication skills and sufficient methodological and domain knowledge to establish meaningful collaborations. Existing biomedical, behavioral, and clinical training programs may not include program elements that prepare trainees for strong collaborative research with computational sciences (e.g., computer science, mathematics, engineering, and physics).

The goal of the supplementary funding is to add data science training components that enable stronger transdisciplinary collaboration between biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and computational scientists. Examples of data science topics for R25 training programs include, but are not limited to: data curation, metadata creation, data management and sharing approaches, understanding and applying, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR) Guiding Principles, computational analytical methods, such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, systems modeling, and automated reasoning.

  • Application Due Date(s) – February 13, 2023 and February 13, 2024


Eligibility Requirements
  • Only existing R25 awardees currently funded by one of the participating IC’s are eligible to apply.
  • Domestic (U.S.) Entities are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizationsare eligible to apply.
  • Proposed project period of the supplement cannot extend beyond the project period of the parent award.
  • Parent grant may not be in its first or last 12 months of award at the time the supplement is requested.
  • Awards in a No Cost Extension (NCE) by the time the supplement would be made are ineligible.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program contact at the IC supporting the parent award before submitting an application in response to this FOA in order to ensure that the proposed training aligns with priorities of the IC.
  • Project must be within scope of the parent award.
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