A. As a collaborative network of scientists, MIDAS leads in researching the use of computational and mathematical models that will prepare the nation to respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
A. The recommendations from the meeting and roster for the group are posted on the NIGMS Web site, Modeling the Emergence and Intentional Release of Pathogens Meeting Report. The concept was approved by the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council in September 2002 (see Advisory Council Meeting Minutes).
A. Yes, please see PA-17-267, Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects. This funding announcement from NIAID and NIGMS is to support innovative research that will develop and apply computational tools and methods for modeling interactions between infectious agents and their hosts, disease spread, prediction systems and response strategies.
A. NO, not directly. MIDAS investigators contribute to the understanding of infectious disease agents and their spread. MIDAS assist public health workers in responding to infectious disease outbreaks by working with public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, and many state and local health departments. The goal is to use modeling to study how diseases spread, how to detect outbreaks early and how to implement effective interventions.
A. MIDAS’ research mission includes computational and mathematical investigations of:
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE MODELING (Principal Investigators)
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS (Principal Investigators)
A. MIDAS’ informatics mission includes:
A. The University of Pittsburgh (Mike Wagner, Ph.D.) has a cooperative agreement to develop MIDAS resources.
A. MIDAS has a mission to collaborate by:
A. The Steering Committee is an outside group of experts that:
The Steering Committee meets annually.
A. The Executive Committee is the governing group of MIDAS and is composed of external advisors. The Executive Committee promotes collaboration and coordination of the MIDAS projects and ensures the high scientific quality and timeliness of MIDAS research. The committee makes decisions about scientific directions, plans meetings, addresses resource and data needs and implements the priorities established by the steering committee.
A. The MIDAS network consists of all of the principal investigators, scientific collaborators, programmers, data and compute experts and students from the Research Groups and Informatics Group. The network meets frequently to coordinate, plan and share information.
A. The U mechanism allows NIH staff to contribute to the development of annual benchmarks, policies and approaches. Because the program is highly focused on producing knowledge and products to serve a specific goal, NIH staff members play an integral role.
A. NIH’s policy for releasing data and intellectual property is available from the Office of Extramural Activities Intellectual Property and the NIH Office of Technology Transfer Extramural Programs.
MIDAS’ policy is to release data immediately after publication. Some of the data MIDAS uses is restricted by the provider because of national security or human subjects concerns. MIDAS will not add any additional restrictions. Data sets are available to registered users on the MIDAS Portal.
Results from MIDAS research are available through publication in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at meetings and conferences and on the MIDAS Portal.
A. Yes. MIDAS complies with policies of the Federal government, DHHS, NIH and NIGMS regarding human subjects research, privacy protection and HIPAA. These policies are available from the Office of Extramural Research.
A. Visit the MIDAS Portal . You may also contact:
Alisa MachalekMIDAS Media Liaison, NIGMSMachaleA@nigms.nih.gov
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