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We’re proud of what we’re doing over here at STRIDES and we love to share how it’s helping others. Read real-world examples to see how STRIDES participants are utilizing this initiative to further biomedical research.

Internet2 Announces Availability of Collaborative Agreement With AWS for NIH Award Recipients

April 04, 2022

Institutions will now be able to leverage the Internet2 NET+ AWS agreement to access AWS for both their enterprise and NIH-funded research needs as part of the STRIDES Initiative.

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Researchers generate the first complete, gapless sequence of a human genome

March 31, 2022

Analyses of the complete genome sequence will significantly add to our knowledge of chromosomes, including more accurate maps for five chromosome arms, which opens new lines of research.

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Introducing ElasticBLAST – BLAST® is now easier, bigger, and faster on the Cloud!

March 23, 2022

ElasticBLAST is perfect for you if you have thousands to millions of queries to our Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST®), or if you want to use cloud infrastructure for your searches.

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AWS-Powered Research Identifies New RNA Viruses

February 08, 2022

As Covid took hold, a researcher scoured enormous genomic datasets for viral fingerprints, leveraging vast cloud resources and identifying over 130,000 previously unknown RNA viruses, including nine coronaviruses.

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The Sequence Read Archive - A decade more of explosive growth

January 22, 2022

The Sequence Read Archive stores raw sequencing data and alignment information to enhance reproducibility and facilitate new discoveries through data analysis.

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National Cancer Institute's Institute for Systems Biology-Cancer Gateway

December 16, 2021

By working with Google, NCI’s ISB has not only made data more useful to cancer researchers around the world, but also has fundamentally changed how cancer investigators conduct research.

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Going FAR before going FAIR

October 28, 2021

Working with AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure means interoperability is important but difficult. We’re going to go FAR before we go FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable

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NIH Advanced Imaging and Microscopy Resource Explores Cloud for Imaging Research

October 13, 2021

Raw imaging data paired with powerful computational tools and techniques available in the cloud allow for 3D models that help researchers at the NIH identify abnormalities that indicate diseases.

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NIH expands biomedical research in the cloud with Microsoft Azure

July 21, 2021

Microsoft Azure has joined the National Institutes of Health’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative as the newest cloud service provider to support biomedical research.

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NCBI's Computational Biology Experiments - Complexity, Best Practices, and Cost

January 29, 2021

This study presents an analysis of the complexity, cost, and best practices for executing the core components of BLAST runs in the cloud.

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Expanding Access to TOPMed Genomics Data Through Cloud Services

October 08, 2020

Journey to the Cloud to Support Biomedical Research. In 2019, the team began leveraging the STRIDES Initiative to access cost-effective cloud services, computation and analysis tools, and technical support offered by commercial providers.

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Johns Hopkins University BIOS Division - Advancing intracerebral hemorrhage treatments through AI

July 01, 2019

The JHU BIOS Division has been working on medical imaging to enable faster and more accurate decision-making for brain injury patients.

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