I am posting this here since it will impact many of us. It may be of direct interest to researchers in US but since some of these resources are consumed by rest of the world it may still have an impact.
Please see message below from the NIH Scientific Data Council seeking input on a draft NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science. Deadline for comments is April 2, 2018.
In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Today, NIH published a Request for Information that seeks input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.
Comments can be made electronically by visiting: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=73. To ensure consideration, comments must be submitted by April 2, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact DataScienceRFI@mail.nih.gov
Edit: Patti Brennan’s blog post talking about both the NLM and NIH data plans - https://nlmdirector.nlm.nih.gov/2018/03/06/help-nlm-and-nih-shape-a-data-driven-future/