National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics
NIH Program Officer (PO): Karen Skinner, Ph.D.(NIDA)
NIH Lead Science Officer (LSO): Jane Ye (NLM)
NIH Science Officers (SO): Mayada Akil (NIMH), Lisa Brooks (NHGRI), Jennifer Couch (NCI), German Cavelier (NIMH), David Harlan (NIDDK), Peter Highnam (NCRR), Peter Lyster (NIGMS), Di Francesco Valentina (NIAID)
NCIBI Summary: The Mission of the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) is to create targeted knowledge environments for molecular biomedical research that help guide experiments and enable new insights from the analysis of complex diseases. NCIBI develops efficient software tools, data integration methods, and systems modeling environments. The resulting NICIBI “suite of tools and data” facilitates rapid construction of context-appropriate molecular biology information schemas from experimental data, biomedical databases, and the published literature. These tools, together with laboratory and community data resources, have accelerated our assembly of relevant information for research on our four Driving Biological Problems (DBPs): Prostate Cancer Progression, Complications of Type-1 Diabetes, Genetic Heterogeneity of Type-2 Diabetes, and Genetic Susceptibility of Bipolar Disorder. NCIBI is disseminating these tools, data, and their integration capabilities for applications through portal-enhanced outreach and innovative web-based interactive training and educational programs for our partners around the country and for the broader NIH community and potential new collaborators.