Big Data is playing a huge role in medical research—some even believe it will be instrumental in finding a cure for cancer. Though in its early stages, harnessing the power of Big Data obviously has the potential to change medical research in a major way.
The National Institutes of Health apparently agrees. This week, the NIH announced funding for the establishment of six to eight investigator-initiated Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence. The funding will be for up to $24 million per year for four years.
“The centers will improve the ability of the research community to use increasingly large and complex data sets through the development and distribution of innovative approaches, methods, software, and tools for data sharing, integration, analysis and management,” Scientific Computing reports.