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Check out the latest announcements about the SPARC Portal and the latest news about the SPARC program.

DataWorks! Challenge

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.

May 12, 2022

New Fireside Chat!

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.

May 4, 2022

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)

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.

April 19, 2022

Funding opportunity: NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability Administrative Coordinating Center

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.

April 19, 2022

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) SPARC project: Applications Due on April 19

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.

April 13, 2022

Emergency Awards: HEAL Initiative: Translational Science Career Enhancement Awards for Early and Mid-career Investigators (K18 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

This funding opportunity invites applications from early/mid-career investigators to expand their research careers through acquisition of new knowledge/skills in the areas of therapeutic drug, biologic, or device development. Next Receipt Date: 3/11/2022

February 23, 2022

SPARC DRC Open Office Hours

Join one of our weekly office hours to ask questions and learn more from the SPARC Data Resource Center Team

February 3, 2022

NIH launches first phase of $9.8 million Neuromod Prize

Concept papers are due on April 28

January 18, 2022

Neuromod Prize Phase 1 concept submission deadline: April 28, 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

January 18, 2022