Data Science Innovation At the Intersection of Biomedical Research and the Library


Conference in Bethesda MD, June 13-14, 2018

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM), The NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) concluded their 2018 conference: “Data Science Innovation at the Intersection of Biomedical Research and the Library.”Biomedical research is increasingly data intensive and intertwined with data science. As the largest provider of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals and members of the public worldwide, the NLM’s role is ever more critical to the future of biomedical research. NLM’s concept of “a push library” is one that proactively engages, breaks new ground and redefines its role in the 21st century.

This conference brought key stakeholders including researchers, government, industry, publishers and health care consumer representatives, together to provide a forum for presentations and discussions around: supporting data sharing, the changing role of journals and peer review, use of “FAIR” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data sets, trends in mining big data to yield knowledge, opportunities for trans-NIH data science activities, and more. The constructive and practical outcomes will benefit producers as well as users of scientific discoveries.

The Conference took place in the NIH NLM Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications on June 13-14, 2018.

Speakers of the conference included:

Craig Venter (J. Craig Venter Institute)
Patti Brennan (National Library of Medicine)
Brian D. Athey (University of Michigan)
John Glaser (Cerner)
Alexa McCray (Harvard)
Rajni Samavedam (Booz | Allen | Hamilton)
Anju Gupta (Syngenta)
Paul Wester, (National Agricultural Library)
Elaine Martin (Harvard University)
Justin Starren (Northwestern University)
Neal Sarkar (JAMIA Open)
Joyce Backus (NLM Medline)
Chris Winchester (Oxford PharmaGenesis)
Wendy Chapman (University of Utah)
Heather Piwowar (University of Pittsburgh)
Noemi Elhadad (Columbia University)

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