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MeriTalk: Experts Set Expectations for New ARPA-H Agency

Experts in data science and health shared expectations on Nov. 1 for the newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (or ARPA-H), including that it should incorporate social determinants of health into its research and think about a reusable data structure.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the official launch of ARPA-H, which sits within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an independent entity, in May of this year. President Biden made ARPA-H official through the fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill, which included $1 billion to create the new agency…

Dr. Belinda Seto, Ph.D., deputy director of the Office of Data Science Strategy at NIH, agreed with Dr. Kassler and said that approach to data science is known as the “FAIR” principle.

Within the FAIR acronym, Dr. Seto said, “F is findable, A is assessable, I is interoperable, and R is reusable. And that’s really a primary principle for data science.” … Read the full article here.

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