Community Announcements


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Announcing the 2022 SPARC FAIR Codeathon!
June 2, 2022
The new 3-day virtual format will bring global creators together to compete for up to US$50,000 in cash and prizes. Project proposal phase open now.
New SPARC Story!
June 3, 2022
You Eat, We See – A high-resolution imaging tool to examine human gastrointestinal disorders
SPARC DRC Open Office Hours
February 3, 2022
Join one of our weekly office hours to ask questions and learn more from the SPARC Data Resource Center Team
DataWorks! Challenge
May 12, 2022
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created the “DATAWorks! Prize” seeking innovative approaches to data sharing and reuse. Total prizes equal $500K USD.
New Fireside Chat!
May 4, 2022
This is a discussion between Dr. Paul Yoo (Univ. Toronto) and Dr. Tim Bruns (Univ. Michigan) on computational modeling for the development of neuromodulation therapies for bladder dysfunction.
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for An Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
April 19, 2022
The Hub will support educational activities in computational genomics, data science, and cloud computing among undergraduates, masters’ degree students and faculty at institutions whose mission is to serve students from groups that are under-represented.
Funding opportunity: NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability Administrative Coordinating Center
April 19, 2022
The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications from eligible organizations to engage with the NIH in providing technical, administrative, and coordination support for the NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability program.
Neuromod Prize Phase 1 concept submission deadline: April 28, 2022
January 18, 2022
The competition is a SPARC initiative from the NIH Common Fund seeking groundbreaking uses of peripheral nerve stimulation to independently regulate two or more autonomic functions without unintended effects on non-target organs. Prizes: $800,000
NIH launches first phase of $9.8 million Neuromod Prize
January 18, 2022
Concept papers are due on April 28
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) SPARC project: Applications Due on April 19
April 13, 2022
Applications are being accepted to work with SPARC Data and Resource Scientists as part of Google's Summer of Code program. Contribute tangibly to the creation of new SPARC Portal functionality.