The NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI).

TitleThe NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAthey, Brian D., Cavalcoli James D., Jagadish H V., Omenn Gilbert S., Mirel Barbara, Kretzler Matthias, Burant Charles, Isokpehi Raphael D., and DeLisi Charles
Corporate AuthorsNCIBI faculty, trainees, and staff
JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
Volume19
Issue2
Pagination166-70
Date Published2012 Mar-Apr
ISSN1527-974X
KeywordsBiomedical Research, Databases as Topic, Forecasting, Goals, Information Dissemination, Integrative Medicine, Medical Informatics, National Institutes of Health (U.S.), United States
Abstract

The National Center for Integrative and Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) is one of the eight NCBCs. NCIBI supports information access and data analysis for biomedical researchers, enabling them to build computational and knowledge models of biological systems to address the Driving Biological Problems (DBPs). The NCIBI DBPs have included prostate cancer progression, organ-specific complications of type 1 and 2 diabetes, bipolar disorder, and metabolic analysis of obesity syndrome. Collaborating with these and other partners, NCIBI has developed a series of software tools for exploratory analysis, concept visualization, and literature searches, as well as core database and web services resources. Many of our training and outreach initiatives have been in collaboration with the Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI), integrating NCIBI and RCMI faculty and students, culminating each year in an annual workshop. Our future directions include focusing on the TranSMART data sharing and analysis initiative.

DOI10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000552
Alternate JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
PubMed ID22101971
PubMed Central IDPMC3277628
Grant ListU54-DA021519 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States