Category Archives: Spotlight

Use cases show Translator’s potential to expedite clinical research

RENCI investigators are contributing to the development of a platform called Biomedical Data Translator that will allow researchers to easily access and interrelate large amounts of data relevant to advancing biomedical research.

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New streamlined statistical method provides improved pattern detection and risk prediction for disease

The novel regression algorithm, CALF, outperforms the current gold standard, LASSO, in statistical tests

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RENCI named as partner in NSF institute to establish new field of imageomics

Imageomics Institute will advance computational methods for studying Earth’s biodiversity RENCI has been named as a partner on an ambitious new effort to use images of living organisms as the basis for understanding biological processes of life on Earth. The project, to be led by faculty from The Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Institute, […]

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RENCI joins researchers across the US in supporting NSF Major Facilities with data lifecycle management efforts through new NSF-funded Center of Excellence

When it comes to research, having a strong cyberinfrastructure that supports advanced data acquisition, storage, management, integration, mining, visualization, and computational processing services can be vital. However, building cyberinfrastructures (CI) — especially ones that aim to support multiple varied and complex scientific facilities — is a challenge. In 2018, a team of researchers from institutions […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International selected to provide data management, stewardship to NIH-funded researchers focused on the opioid and pain management public health crises

UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International have been selected to provide data management, stewardship to NIH-funded researchers focused on the opioid and pain management public health crises.

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Training, talks, and a hackathon bring users together for iRODS 2019 User Group Meeting

Seats are filling fast for international gathering of data management experts Users of the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS) will gather at Utrecht University in the Netherlands June 26-27 for an annual opportunity to discuss iRODS-enabled applications and discoveries.

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RENCI to Lead Two $1 Million Grants to Support Data-Intensive Scientific Research

Projects aim to improve scientific productivity and protect data from inadvertent errors Two new $1 million awards from the National Science Foundation aim to help researchers take advantage of the latest advances in data science, networking and computation while protecting the integrity of their scientific work. The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) of the University of […]

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Tracking entrepreneurship in the Research Triangle Park and beyond

by Anne Johnson Platform offers insights on the forces that drive regional economies Why do businesses spread like kudzu in some places but wither on the vine in others? It’s an important question for anyone considering where to start a new business or seeking to cultivate a strong economy for their region. But it’s not […]

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Delving into the data from Hurricane Maria

Data and water scientists aim to learn from an unparalleled natural disaster. Among the many problems faced by residents of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is a lack of clean drinking water; this poses health risks for people who have already endured unprecedented hardship. The storm and its aftermath also provided a […]

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RENCI to lead one of 12 projects to create an NIH Data Commons

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has tapped the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI, a UNC technology research institute, to lead a project that is part of a nationwide effort to develop an NIH Data Commons, a shared virtual space where biomedical researchers can easily and securely work with data, analytical […]

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