“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a new position, chief data strategist, to serve as the principal adviser to NIH leadership on large-scale platforms and technology ecosystems that facilitate data science.”

“The NIH’s national program of health research and research training is currently funded at more than $29 billion annually and it has more than 18,000 employees. Reporting directly to the NIH director, the chief data strategist will lead the cross-NIH effort to deliver a next-generation technology platform that can accelerate scientific discovery and weave existing data science efforts into a highly innovative data ecosystem to maximize the utilization and extraction of knowledge from the data generated by, and relevant to, NIH research.”

“The person in the CDS position will engage with data-intensive research programs…” Read the full article here.

Source: NIH Creates Chief Data Strategist Position – By David Raths, May 14, 2018. Healthcare Informatics.

G2X TAKE: This Healthcare Informatics article details a current opening with NIH as they seek an executive to advise on large-scale platforms and technology ecosystems that facilitate data science. Expect savvier firms to be working to influence who applies for this role.

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