Grant Opportunity | Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Open Data Science Platform and Coordinating Center

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Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Open Data Science Platform and Coordinating Center (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-RM-20-018
Funding Opportunity Title: Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Open Data Science Platform and Coordinating Center (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
CFDA Number(s): 93.310 — Trans-NIH Research Support
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 03, 2020
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Independent school districts
Small businesses
State governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
City or township governments
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

 

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for the development of an Open Data Science Platform and Coordinating Center as part of a broader initiative entitled Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa). The goal of DS-I Africa is to spur new health discoveries and catalyze innovation in healthcare, public health, and health research on the continent through application of data science. The FOA is comprised of two components the DS-I Africa Open Data Science Platform (ODSP) and Coordinating Center (CC) funded via one U2C award. The ODSP core will develop and maintain a scalable data-sharing gateway available to the research community with access to disparate types of open and controlled-access data and tools, generated from the DS-I Africa Research Hubs as well as other existing sources. The CC core will provide the organizational framework for the management, direction, and overall coordination of all common DS-I Africa consortium activities. The cooperative agreement will be awarded to an African academic or other non-profit institution. Multisectoral partnerships with other organizations in Africa, the U.S., or other countries are encouraged.
Link to Request for Application: RFA
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