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AWS signs on with NIH cloud precision medicine project

October 24, 2018 / Mike Miliard

AWS is working with the National Institutes of Health, joining its STRIDES Initiative, which will leverage cloud technology to make big biomedical datasets more easily available for healthcare and life science researchers. STRIDES – it stands for Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability – is a government-led project that aims to harness the private sector to help make troves of big data more widely available worldwide for research and analytics. NIH transmits more than eight petabytes of data across its network every day, as AWS points out, and the sharing or reliable and secure data is a challenge that can be solved with a cloud-based platform that can enable connectivity and collaboration.