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Title: Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Center for Research R

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health National
Center for Research ResourcesDivision of
Research Infrastructure
  • Extending the Reach of Advanced Networking
    Two Pilot Projects at the NCRR
  • Susan R. Kayar, Ph.D.
  • Shelia A. McClure, Ph.D.

Institutional Development Award (IDeA)/DRI
  • Designed to enhance the competitiveness for
    biomedical research funding of institutions
    located in states with historically low funding
    from NIH.
  • Inclusion of underserved populations is a primary
  • Research focus is broad.

Eligible States
  • 23 States and Puerto Rico

How is the Internet used at IDeA-Funded
  • Communications
  • E-mail and basic computer services
  • Library access
  • Website design and utilization
  • Video teleconferencing
  • Genomics and Proteomics data management
  • Imaging
  • Equipment linking and collaboratories
  • Data Mining
  • Computing at high speed, high capacity
  • Archiving of databases

IDeANet Project
  • Increased connectivity for high-bandwidth science
    applications in six western IDeA states is first

Geographic Reality of Western Region IDeANet
Internet2 Abilene 10gb/s Upgrade
Connections to Backbone
Multiple Levels of Benefit
  • IDeANet will relieve strategic bottlenecks in
    connectivity entering states.
  • One major university campus per state to be
    directly linked.
  • In general, connectivity of on-campus and
    in-state networks is relatively high.
  • Many sites throughout states will experience
    improved Internet performance.
  • Can leverage benefits to other university
    departments and other institutions.

Additional Institutional Needs
  • End-to-end performance evaluation at all sites
  • Before/after performance metrics
  • Assessment of needs for computer configurations,
    software, etc.
  • Address IT personnel issues (wizard gap)
  • Assess opportunities for achieving better
    connectivity to other institutions in each state.

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)
  • Designed to expand the Nations capacity for
    conducting biomedical research at institutions
    with 50 or greater enrollment of
    underrepresented minorities that grant doctoral
    degrees in health/health-related sciences
  • Strengthen research environments and improve
    faculty research competitiveness
  • Enhance the clinical research capacity

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How is the Internet used at RCMI Institutions ?
  • All the usual academic uses
  • Research training and faculty development
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Research networks on health disparities
  • Global collaborations

RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) Goals
  • Establish a stable high performance network
    linking RCMI sites and other sites (using
    Internet2 Abilene infrastructure)
  • Establish distributed and linked data collections
    for the test bed clinical research projects
  • Enable data mining from multiple data collections
    or databases
  • Develop a stable software and hardware
    infrastructure with partnering groups that will
    allow centers to coordinate efforts to accumulate
    larger studies than can be carried out at one site

RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN)
  • The RTRN will include
  • Consortium of clinical investigators from the
    RCMI Clinical Research Centers
  • Translational and clinical investigators from
    other RCMI institutions as appropriate for
  • Other NIH-supported Clinical Research Centers
  • Other relevant organizations, including patient
    support organizations, for the study of a
    subgroup of diseases and
  • Data and Technology Coordinating Center (DTCC)

  • The DTCC will provide
  • Scalable coordinated clinical data management
    system for collection, storage, and analysis of
    data of the RTRN
  • Portal and tools for integration of developed and
    publicly available datasets for data mining at
    RCMI Centers
  • Web based recruitment and referral
  • User friendly resource site for the public,
    research scientists, and clinicians

  • This cooperative program should
  • facilitate identification of biomarkers for
    disease risk, disease severity/activity, and
    clinical outcomes
  • encourage development of new approaches to
    diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of those
    diseases that disproportionately affect minority
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