If you're doing any kind of big data analysis - genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics - then unless you've been on vacation the last few weeks you've no doubt heard about the NSF/NIH BIGDATA Initiative (here's the NSF solicitation and here's the New York Times article about the funding opportunity). The solicitation "aims to advance core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life."
NSF is holding a webinar to describe the goals and focus of the BIGDATA solicitation, help investigators understand its scope, and answer any questions potential PIs might have.
The Webinar will be held from 11am-noon EST on May 8, 2012. Register here. The webinar will also be archived here a few days later.
NSF BIGDATA Webinar - May 8 2012