FASEB RESPONDS TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH DATA INFORMATICS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Created by on 03/20/2013
On March 7, 2013 the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) issued a response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data and Informatics Implementation Plan that was presented at an Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) meeting in December 2012. NIH developed the implementation plan based on a report about the status of data and informatics-based biomedical sciences and recommendations to improve quantitative biomedical research
FASEB expressed strong support for the implementation plan but highlighted a few of the recommendations that need additional attention from NIH. For example, FASEB stated that data sharing would be greatly impeded without first developing best practices regarding informed consent and intellectual property ownership. The Federation also expressed concern about the costs of the initiative in the current era of fiscal constraint.