NIH taps Northrop Grumman for bioinformatics integration support

NIH taps Northrop Grumman for bioinformatics integration support

The National Institutes of Health awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop a database and Web portal to centralize and integrate immunology data from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The software will help facilitate immunological research and promote accelerated publication of scientific findings. NIH is an agency of the Health and Human Services Department.

The contract, awarded in September and announced last week, has a two-year base with one four-year option and is valued in total at $29.4 million.

The Immunology and Data Analysis Portal provides an integrated database, analysis tools and Web portal toolkit, which will have a central data archive, an integrated data warehouse, an electronic workspace with integrated analysis tools and technical training, assistance and support. The portal toolkit is meant to serve the data archiving needs of the large research programs at the institute through scalable open-source architecture.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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