What if there was a Google for biomedical data? What if there was a nice, clean search space where a researcher could type in any key term and get highly relevant data instantly? A valuable prospect as today this isn’t so easy. Hence why the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), which spends billions of dollars for biomedical research, has a plan. They are currently in a feasibility phase through the end of the year.
With all the billions that NIH spends (taxpayer money) what happens to the data reports Ruth Hailu of State News?
NCATS’ Biomedical Data Translator Program
The NIH’ National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) touts this new ongoing effort called Translator. They explain that because of the significant scientific and technological advances over the past decades, there is an enormous amount of biomedical research data and data available from disease classifications, health records, clinical trials, and adverse event reports that could be useful for understanding health and disease and for developing and identifying treatments for diseases.
What if the data could be effectively and collective...
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