The NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is pleased to release the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Technology Resource Portal (NIH BTRPortal). The NIH BTRPortal maintains profiles for all National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) P41 Centers and provides central access to resources developed at these Centers. Recent participation has grown this repository to over 200 software packages and access to over 60 datasets/databases.
As a result of our funding for this project, the CIBC has developed a custom website in order to manage different user rolls, search scenarios, and the editing and addition of new Centers and their resources. Resources are tagged with the appropriate filters and keywords based on an extensive search through resource descriptions (OS, acceptable data formats, data size, field of research, etc.). It is our hope that participating Centers will create additional keywords to not only aid in finding resources, but also cross-educate other Centers to the nature of their research. It is our further hope that this Portal will enhance collaboration between Centers and leverage the great work that has already been done.