IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, February 23, 2017

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins (DIR) updated the IC Directors on Secretary Price’s recent visit to NIH, which included a discussion with a select group of IC Directors and a meeting with a Clinical Center patient. He also updated the Directors on plans for the FY2017 Federal Budget process, and Dr. Tabak (DEPD) updated the group on continued communication between NIH and the HHS policy team.

SDC Recommendations to the IC Directors Regarding BD2K: Jon Lorsch, Patti Brennan, Steve Katz, Carrie Wolinetz

Dr. Collins provided a short history of the establishment of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative. Dr. Lorsch (NIGMS) then presented the recommendations of the Scientific Data Council regarding the next phase of BD2K, and asked for IC Director input. The discussion focused on data science training, infrastructure and service goals, communication about data models, long-term planning needs, and inter-agency relationships with regards to data science.

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