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NHLBI Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research

About 6.5 million American adults live with heart failure, a chronic and progressive disorder that can be debilitating. Through this Challenge competition, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to foster innovation and address the need for new, open-source disease models that can define sub-categorizations of adult heart failure. These models will support new research hypotheses that may lead to further advancements in the management of this disorder. See the full text of the Challenge Announcement.

Winning Solutions 

The NHLBI is pleased to announce the selection of five winning Solutions for the Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research. Congratulations to these teams and many thanks to all the teams and individuals that submitted Solutions.


NHLBI will award up to a total of $250,000. Up to five (5) winners will be selected, with each winning up to $50,000.


Competition period ended at NOON EDT on August 28, 2020.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for answers to common questions about this Challenge. The FAQs page will be updated periodically throughout the competition. If you are unable to find information here or on pages linked through the above buttons, please contact nhlbi_challenge@nhlbi.nih.gov.

This Challenge is also posted to Challenge.gov