About 6.5 million American adults live with heart failure, a chronic and progressive disorder that can be debilitating. Though known to be a multi-organ, systemic syndrome with many related but seemingly different symptoms, heart failure is often simply categorized by a single measurement – left ventricular ejection fraction. Research indicates that physiological, social, behavioral, environmental, and genetic features may all have considerable influence in heart failure. Simply put, we do not know enough about how these factors contribute to adult heart failure development and its consequences.
To help fill the gaps, the NHLBI has created the Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research. The Challenge is designed to foster innovation and address the need for new open-source models that can define sub-categorizations of adult heart failure. These models will support new research hypotheses that further advancements in the management of this disorder.
We are looking for an adult heart failure sub-phenotyping scheme that incorporates many disease-associated factors. The scheme will create a new paradigm for supporting future research focused on the mechanism of heart failure development, diagnosis, and, ultimately, prevention and treatment.
The NHLBI will give prizes for up to five Solutions. Each prize will be worth up to $50,000 and will go to Participants who submit winning Solutions.
Winning Solutions will be
Participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of NHLBI-funded datasets in the development of their Solutions and are also welcome to utilize other relevant data for their analyses. Learn more about the available NHLBI datasets and conditions of access for entrants.
Solution Packages must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by NOON EDT on August 28, 2020.
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. NHLBI will announce the results of the competition and publicly display the winning Solutions. For information about prize payments and the Award Approving Official click here.
The NHLBI is conducting this Challenge under the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010, as amended [15 U.S.C. § 3719].” For more information about the NHLBI statutory authorization click here.