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The 2019 Data Science Innovation Lab is June 24-28 at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center is organizing a Data Science Innovation Lab to foster the development of new interdisciplinary teams via a facilitated and mentored format to tackle the challenges associated with the analysis, modeling, and visualization of large-scale data sets associated with the biomedicine of rural health. More details here.

The Innovation Lab entails participation in an intensive five-day residential workshop facilitating the development of new early-career (post-doc, assistant to newly associate professor level, research and tenure track) biomedical and quantitative investigator teams that will generate multidisciplinary research programs through a real-time and iterative mentoring process. Involving around 30 participants, the Innovation Lab strives to develop new and bold approaches to address challenging questions for topics that could benefit from a fresh or divergent perspective. Prior knowledge of research at this interface is not required; rather, applicants with either quantitative or biomedical expertise who demonstrate their willingness to engage in collaborative multidisciplinary research are highly encouraged to apply.

During the Innovation Lab, professional facilitators assist the participants and accelerate the idea formulation process, while the scientific experts serve as mentors and impartial referees. Working under the guidance of these mentors, participants will form teams during the workshop to develop interdisciplinary projects to solve a data science challenge arising from a biomedical research challenge involving the collection and analysis of rural health biomedical data. The lab will include opportunities for learning about NIH and NSF funding through interaction with program officers. Teams are highly encouraged to develop proposals for submission to funding agencies after the conclusion of the workshop.

A committee will select approximately 30 applicants to take part in the Lab. Selected participants will have their travel and hotel expenses fully covered by BD2K TCC. Applicants must be willing to commit to stay for the entire duration of the Data Science Innovation Lab.

Questions? Please visit FAQ page or contact BD2K TCC