Project Teams

The following projects were awarded using a special type of funding mechanism called Other Transactions (OT). The OT mechanism gives NHLBI considerable flexibility in making and managing awards. This will be particularly important for the BioData Catalyst to stay nimble as it approaches the complex task involved in the development of the BioData Catalyst under the ever-changing conditions of data science and biomedical science.

Project Team Institution Principal Investigator Institution Lead Department
Calcium Broad Institute Anthony Philippakis - Chief Data Officer, Broad Institute; Venture Partner, GV
The University of California, Santa Cruz Benedict Paten - Bioengineering, Jack Baskin School of Engineering
UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
The University of Chicago Robert L. Grossman - Center for Translational Data Science
Department of Medicine
Department of Computer Science
Vanderbilt University Medical Center   Robert Carroll Department of Biomedical Informatics
Carbon Harvard Medical School Isaac Kohane - Department of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School Paul Avillach - Department of Biomedical Informatics
Helium University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ashok Krishnamurthy - Renaissance Computing Institute: RENCI
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   Chris Mungall  
Oregon State University   Melissa Haendel Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
RTI International   Kevin Wilson Research Computing Division
The Jackson Laboratory   Peter Robinson  
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center   Tudor Oprea Translational Informatics Division
Xenon Seven Bridges Genomics Inc Brandi Davis-Dusenbery -  
Elsevier   Marina Soares e Silva  
Repositive   Fiona Nielsen  
US Department of Veterans Affairs/Harvard Medical School   Saiju Pyarajan Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Data Stewards

The stewards for each of the following data sets received supplemental funding to existing grants to participate as members of the BioData Catalyst. These data sets will serve as test cases to develop the capabilities of the BioData Catalyst.

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