The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) listened to its researchers’ needs for resources to access a National Institutes of Health (NIH) big data platform with more than 4 million COVID-19 case studies, and teams can now apply for up to 400 hours of data analyst services that the ITM will pay for in full.
This is a $38,000 value that will be divided among up to four research projects.
Teams that otherwise wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the NIH’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative N3C tool will be able to do so without needing someone with data analysis experience on their immediate team.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our researchers this resource to reduce barriers to access this treasure trove of COVID-19 data from across the country,” said Julian Solway, MD, Director of the ITM and Dean for Translational Medicine at The University of Chicago.
The funding opportunity is open to all ITM institutions: UChicago, Rush, Loyola University Chicago, Advocate Aurora Health, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.