ACD Working Group on Data and Informatics

Mission and Charge

In response to the incredible growth of large biomedical datasets, the Director of NIH has charged the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) to form a special Data and Informatics Working Group (DIWG). The DIWG will provide the ACD and the NIH Director with expert advice on the management, integration, and analysis of large biomedical datasets. The DIWG will address the following areas: research data spanning basic science through clinical and population research; administrative data related to grant applications, reviews, and management; and management of information technology (IT) at the NIH.

The DIWG is charged with producing final recommendations for Committee review by June 2012.

Working Group Reports

Related Resources


  • David DeMets, Ph.D. (co-chair)
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. (co-chair)
    Acting Director
  • Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Bioengineering
    Stanford University
  • David Botstein, Ph.D.
    Lewis-Sigler Institute
    Princeton University
  • Andrea Califano, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chief
    Division of Biomedical Informatics
    Columbia University
  • David Ginsburg, M.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of Michigan; HHMI; Chair
    NCBI Needs-Assessment Panel
  • Patricia Hurn, Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Science Research
    The University of Texas System
  • Dan Masys, M.D.
    Affiliate Professor
    Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
    University of Washington
  • Jill Mesirov, Ph.D.
    Associate Director and Chief Informatics Officer
    Broad Institute; Ad Hoc Member
    NCBI Needs-Assessment Panel
  • Shawn Murphy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Director
    Laboratory of Computer Science, and Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology
    Harvard University
  • Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D.
    Division of Biomedical Informatics
    University of San Diego

This page last reviewed on February 12, 2011