AHM2006 Intro

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Ron Kikinis

  • Where are we in respect to grant cycles?


  • Changes:
    • Core 1 leadership moves from Eric Grimson to Ross Whitaker as of 1/1/2006
    • Michael Ackerman is our new lead science officer see EAB page. Karen Skinner was appointed Program officer for one of the new centers
    • Core 2: GE CRD leadership moves to Jim Miller, Bill Lorensen will remain Core 2 PI
  • EAB members are attending the AHM. I encourage you to interact with them.


  • New Slicer and new license
    • Slicer 2.6rc2 is out: many bugs fixed and many new features. Please use the bug tracker to report new bugs.
    • Slicer 3.0 will be significantly rearchitected. Please review the plans and give feedback.
    • If you want to contribute to Slicer 3 implementation, please let me know.


  • DBP changeover
    • We have an NIH approved procedure for changeover of the DBP's
    • I am looking to you for nominations
    • I expect 3 to 4 new DBP's.
    • Goal to announce the new DBP's at the 2007 AHM
    • Conditions for eligibility are:
      • Willingness to adopt the NA-MIC kit
      • Collaboration history with at least one of the Core 1 or Core 2 groups
      • Hiring of CS personel into the DBP to help translational efforts


  • NA-MIC definition of Accomplishment:
    • We need to explain to outsiders the value-add that NA-MIC represents. The fact that all of you are outstanding is not enough.
    • All cores: NIH grants resulting from NA-MIC
    • Dissemination and training: Adoption of NA-MIC kit (what metric to use?)
    • Core 1-3: Joint papers with core 1 and 2
    • Publication pages : please update the pages.
    • Do not forget to acknowledge NA-MIC
      • This is an important measure of productivity (see above)
      • Only peer reviewed journal papers really count.
  • Volunteers for next year AHM? Preferred dates?
    • Please send me emails about this


  • Blast from the past (last year intro)
    • From the NCBC RFA: Data sharing will be as important as software sharing…
    • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-035.html 'The NIH will expect investigators … to make their research data available to the scientific community ... . data … for broader use … be free of identifiers … and variables that could lead to deductive disclosure of individual subjects.'
    • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-032.html '.our definition of "the timely release and sharing" ... no later than the acceptance for publication of the main findings from the final data set. '
    • RFA: Software Sharing: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-003.html
      • …NIH does have goals for software dissemination…
      • …software should be freely available …
      • …permit the commercialization of enhanced or customized versions …
      • …include the ability of researchers outside the center and its collaborating projects to modify the source code and to share modifications …


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