The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released a Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) titled “AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity” (OTA-21-017).
The Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program will establish mutually beneficial and coordinated partnerships to increase the participation and representation of researchers and communities currently underrepresented in the development of AI/ML models and enhance the capabilities of this emerging technology, beginning with electronic health record data.
The funding instrument for this ROA is the Other Transactions (OT) Award mechanism. OT awards are not grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts, and use an Other Transactions Authority, provided by law. Policies and terms for individual OT awards may vary between awards. Each award is issued with a specific agreement, which is negotiated with the recipient and details specific terms and conditions for that award.