Collaborative Analytics Through Data Federation

COLLABORATIVE ANALYTICS THROUGH DATA FEDERATION

The ability to effectively collect and analyze data is vital for any scientific discovery. Today, HHS researchers have trouble accessing public health data in an effective manner and combining that data with their private research to gain scientific insight. This team proposes a web platform that integrates multiple datasets and utilizes data analytics and visualization technologies to improve research quality, collaboration, and accelerate scientific insight.

TEAM MEMBERS
Brock Smith (Project Lead), National Institutes of Health
Karthik Balakrishnan, National Institutes of Health
Alexandra Kwit, National Institutes of Health
LeeAnn Bailey, Food and Drug Administration 
Regina Cox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PROJECT LEADS SUPERVISOR
Joseph Croghan, Chief, Software Engineering Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Bianca Frogner, Assistant Professor, Milken Institute SPH, George Washington University

BACKGROUND
HHS Ignite is an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Selected teams are introduced to startup methodologies for problem identification and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable. This is one of 11 projects in Ignite’s second round which began on June 9, 2014 and goes until mid-September 2014.

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