About DS-I Africa

About Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)


DS-I Africa is an NIH Common Fund program that is supported by the Office of the Director and 11 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. Awards are establishing a consortium consisting of a data science platform and coordinating center, seven research hubs, seven data science research training programs and four projects focused on studying the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of data science research. Awardees are building a robust network of partnerships across the African continent and in the U.S., including numerous national health ministries, nongovernmental organizations, corporations and other academic institutions.

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