NSF renews $50M grant to UA-based biology data collaborative

September 20, 2013

By hammersmith

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $50 million renewal grant to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, increasing the total investment to $100 million since the project began in 2008.

The iPlant Collaborative based at BIO5, with partner sites in Texas, New York, and North Carolina, is working to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences. Life science researchers and computer scientists are brought together to examine complex biological questions.

The iPlant Collaborative and its more than 40 employees at UA have created tools and services that are used by researchers in need of high-performance computing for big data analysis and management.

For more information:

UA-led research collaborative awarded $50M to advance cyberinfrastructure for the life sciences,” UA News, 9/18/13

BIO5 receives $50 million NSF grant,” flinn.org, 1/30/08