The BioData Catalyst project aims to create a community of practice that is motivated to collaboratively solve technical challenges to enable NHLBI investigators to find, access, share, store, cross-link, and compute on large-scale data sets. Though the primary goal of the BioData Catalyst Consortium is to build a data science platform, at its core this is a people-centric endeavor.

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Strategic Framework Plan

The BioData Catalyst Strategic Framework articulates a forward-looking path for the BioData Catalyst Consortium and stakeholders to align across a complex Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) landscape of technologies, science, and data. The Strategic Framework consists of a mission, vision, and values, as well as overarching User Narratives and the orthogonal work streams that comprise the types of work needed to execute the BioData Catalyst program. The Framework was envisioned and created with guidance from NHLBI and the BioData Catalyst Consortium.

Implementation Plan

The BioData Catalyst Implementation Plan describes the process by which the BioData Catalyst Consortium will incrementally progress towards the vision of the program described in the BioData Catalyst Strategic Framework. The Implementation Plan outlines how the various elements from the planning phase of the BioData Catalyst project will come together to form a concrete, operationalized BioData Catalyst platform.

Project Management Plan

The BioData Catalyst Project Management Plan (PMP) represents an agreement between NHLBI & the other Consortium members on the below:

  • Project purpose, goals, & objectives
  • Ground rules for execution of the project & roles/responsibilities
  • Scope, expectations, assumptions, & constraints
  • Project management approach & project timeline
  • Conceptual design of the Platform solution

What is BioData Catalyst?

For NHLBI research investigators who need to find, access, share, store, cross-link, and compute on large scale data sets, NHLBI BioData Catalyst will serve as a cloud-based platform providing tools, applications, and workflows to enable these capabilities in secure workspaces. BioData Catalyst is a rationally organized digital environment that will accelerate efficient biomedical research and maximize community engagement and productivity through increased access to NHLBI data sets and innovative data analysis capabilities. By making these data sets accessible and usable to varied users, BioData Catalyst will drive discovery and scientific advancement, leading to novel diagnostic tools, therapeutic options, and prevention strategies for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.


Find out more about the BioData Catalyst data protection and access approach in the BioData Catalyst FAQ.