Whether you are an individual researcher, manage a larger group, or a project funder interested in the peripheral nervous system and its impact, consider using SPARC when planning your study or project. SPARC is fully compliant with requirements for managing and sharing data according to the NIH DMS policy.
Our domain of interest is neuromodulation of the peripheral nervous system, with a special focus on its impacts on organ function. The goal of the SPARC program is to identify neural targets and accelerate the development of therapeutic devices that modulate electrical activity in the vagus and other nerves to help treat diseases and conditions, such as hypertension and gastrointestinal disorders, by precisely adjusting organ function. It doesn't end with the autonomic nervous system, though, since on- and off-target predictions require a comprehensive understanding of how its interacts and controls organ function. That's why the SPARC Portal is an open repository, to integrate and expand knowledge regarding the peripheral nervous system, including the spinal cord.
|Have research to share now?||Submitting a grant?||Manage larger projects or consortia?|
|For a limited time, the NIH SPARC Common Fund will cover costs to accept datasets and models at no cost* to you, the investigator.||We offer assistance in both data services and grant language to ease the load on your lab.||We can support your consortium with expert consultation services (e.g, on curation, standardization, FAIR data sharing practices, or modeling), advanced knowledge management support, adaptation of tools to fit your needs, and education of your key personnel on SPARC-elaborated process and ready-made workflows.|
|Your research must fit the mission of SPARC.||SPARC DRC can provide a Data Management and Sharing Plan template and budget guidance that you can include with your grant submission.||We have demonstrated expertise in FAIR practices and standards support, as well as the ability to create customized resources for specific domain needs.|
|* SPARC Common Fund reserves the right to limit the number of free dataset submissions.||Choose SPARC Services levels that fit your needs. You can select a Standardized Level 1 package at $2,500 per dataset of up to 10 gb, with discounts for additional datasets.||Join other consortia that leverage the SPARC DRC and SPARC Portal for their projects.|
The SPARC Data and Resource Center (DRC) offers an integrated approach and develops technologies that foster new collaborations to enable integration of data and models, meta-data, comprehensive knowledge management, and publication on the SPARC Portal. SPARC DRC services can be employed for selected datasets, models, or tools, or to support publication of complete project outcomes.
The DRC is composed of four complementary Cores that together can offer the following services:
Full project support:
Data Management and Sharing:
Curation services: SPARC standards ensure a consistent and professional look and feel across all datasets and an enhanced user experience through an expanded tool base
Simulation platform: SPARC provides access to o²S²PARC and many of its services for academic use, including
Knowledge engineering and mapping services: SPARC maintains a full knowledge engineering service available for
We maintain a set of tools that allow investigators to perform several of these activities free of charge or you can utilize our expertise.