Encouraging pre-competitive collaboration among scientists; mapping research resources worldwide; connecting collaborators leveraging the semantic web and increasing capability of social media and open source tools.
Mapping sources of funding and support of medical research worldwide and working with funding agencies and foundations to address the needs of global medical research.
Building and managing international consortia that will address provocative questions of medical science with a view to reduce the global burden of disease.
Creating a global knowledge cloud for medical research and treatment to support global health with a team science approach and using biomedical informatics, information technology and International Research Network Cooperation (IRNC) .
Promoting open source, interoperable, standards based software and providing inventory, integration, training, and support.
Building a global community of users for deployment and co-development of caBIG (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid)
Creating a globally shared cyberinfrastructure for medical research including high performance computing (HPC) for life sciences with advanced network connection, in partnership with University Corporation for Advancement and Internet Development (UCAID/Internet2), and Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAX).
Initiating a pre-competitive research consortium for in silico drug design and development from botanical and herbal molecules.
Supporting innovation in biomedical research including biospecimen, biomarkers and clinical trials, especially emerging models for Comprehensive Dynamic Trials, Adaptive Trials, and Virtual Trials.
Promoting information proficiency and meaningful use of human-centered, outcomes-oriented appropriate technology, where the ability to adopt and adapt resides with the user community.