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About Dr. Veerasamy "Ravi" Ravichandran

Ravi manages research, resource and training grants related to his areas of expertise: bioinformatics and computational biology. In addition, he’s focused on facilitating and coordinating trans-NIH activities related to big data.

Give Input on Data-Related Standards Widely Used in Biomedical Science

A current research challenge is harmonizing vast amounts of heterogeneous biological data so that it can be stored, extracted, analyzed, presented and shared in a broad, uniform manner. An important step to overcoming this obstacle is creating data-related standards.

Toward this goal, NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking comments on information resources for data-related standards widely used in biomedical science. Feedback on standards considered most critical, as well as existing relevant resources, could inform plans to develop a publicly available, Web-based information resource on data-related standards.

The deadline for responding to the RFI is September 30, 2014.