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Category Archives: Data

Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

MEET: Catherine Bass, Ph.D., director of informatics at Onlife Health in Nashville, Tenn. THE CHALLENGE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is constantly collecting and analyzing data that can be used by health professionals, government leaders and the … Continue reading

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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in … Continue reading

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Smart Design, Partnerships Make Data-Driven Farming Prize a Success

In Nepal, agriculture accounts for 34 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 70 percent of the population. Thus, shifts in weather patterns, soil content, and market prices can easily have ripple effects on the population. To track … Continue reading

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Cities Get Smart About Air Quality

The cities of Baltimore, Md. and Lafayette, La. are helping their residents learn more about air quality in their communities as winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart City Air Challenge. The two cities are deploying hundreds of … Continue reading

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Help Shape New Directions in Open Science: Vote for your favorite Innovation!

In the spirit of open science – a movement to make data and other information from scientific research available to everyone — the National Institutes of Health invites you to cast your vote and help us decide which of the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Challenge Winner Searches Disparate Data for Meaning

The U.S. intelligence community does much of its work out of the public eye for obvious reasons, but sharing certain challenges with everyone can benefit both a federal agency and members of the public eager to help. One of these … Continue reading

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Q&A: Prize Money Expected to Grow for Great Lakes Data Challenge

The Great Lakes ecosystem is an all-important national asset that contains 84 percent of the fresh surface water in North America and 18 percent of the world’s supply of fresh water. More than a million U.S. jobs and $62 billion … Continue reading

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