The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) is a scalable and interoperable resource for the genomic scientific community, that leverages a cloud-based infrastructure for democratizing genomic data access, sharing and computing across large genomic, and genomic related, data sets. The AnVIL will facilitate integration and computing on and across large datasets generated by NHGRI programs, as well as initiatives funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or by other agencies that support human genomics research.
In addition, the AnVIL will be a component of the emerging NIH Data Commons, and is expected to collaborate and integrate with other genomic data resources through the adoption of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles, as their specifications emerge from the scientific community. The AnVIL will provide a collaborative environment where datasets and analysis workflows can be shared within a consortium, and be prepared for public release to the broad scientific community through AnVIL user interfaces.
This website supplements the information in RFA-HG-17-011. Applicants are encouraged to closely review the information on this page and in the RFA while developing their application.
Details regarding the AnVIL FOA can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Note: Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the RFA-HG-17-011 before applying.
Yes, For Profit and Small Business entities are eligible to apply to this RFA.
No, the applicant is expected to address all the goals in the RFA-HG-17-011.
No, the intention of the AnVIL is not to host multiple copies of selected datasets. Rather, the AnVIL will host some selected datasets as a foundation on which AnVIL users can conduct analyses or add data or develop derived datasets of broad interest to the community. The AnVIL will also provide tools and services to access and compute on datasets that reside on other cloud based platforms.
Letters of support are not mandatory for this RFA but are encouraged as evidence of the applicants' experience in providing resources to the community and the applicants' expertise in developing and managing cloud-based genomics resources.
Letters of intent are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged for this RFA.
Yes, however applicants must adhere to the page limits as stated in Page Limitation section of the RFA-HG-17-011.
Applicants should anticipate having to move datasets into other repositories. However, the final decision will be based on guidance from NHGRI staff, and the AnVIL advisory committees identified in the RFA-HG-17-011.
Applicants are required to propose datasets they believe are appropriate for populating the AnVIL resource. However, final determination of datasets integrated into AnVIL resource will be made by NHGRI staff and the AnVIL advisory committees.
Yes, applicants should have all proposed security certification in place prior to an award being issued.
Yes, awardees should anticipate having to work with cloud providers that are not part of their original application. The software platform supporting the AnVIL should be cloud provider agnostic, and easily portable across cloud platforms.
FY18 funds can used for a 12-month project period ending in FY19.
Applicants must ensure effort(s) provided by foreign organizations are not providing significant scientific contribution to the project. Examples of significant scientific contributions, as outlined under the definition of foreign components, can be found at the NIH Grants Policy Statement. Consultants would generally be allowed unless the involvement of the consultant would be considered as an Other Significant Contributor. Please see Professional Services Costs in the NIH Grants Policy Statement Selected Items of Cost for more information.
For AnVIL related comments or questions please contact NHGRI at:
Posted: August 4, 2017