Africa Data Science Virtual Symposium Is Now Open

Funding News Edition: August 05, 2020
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In association with the launch of the NIH Common Fund’s Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program, NIH is hosting an online-only DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium Platform. Registration is open now. Learn about the Platform and register to participate in the interactive components at DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium Platform: Registration.

The DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium Platform will be open from July through November 2020, with online events and networking tools available to participants throughout, as summarized below.



Keynote Videos  

Watch inspiring videos from leaders in health and data science.

July 2020 

Funding Opportunity Information Session 

Learn more about DS-I Africa funding opportunities and participate in live Q&A.

August 10, 2020 

Interactive Panel Discussions 

Participate in panel discussions with experts on cross-cutting topics of importance to the initiative. 

August 11-12, 2020

August 17-19, 2020 

Partnership and Innovation Marketplace 

Join a cyber marketplace where participants can meet and interact with other participants in virtual breakout rooms.

August 13, 2020 

State of Data Science Series 

Follow a series of interactive discussions featuring deeper dives into relevant scientific topics on a weekly basis.

September–October 2020 


Networking Tools


Virtual Forum

Meet and interact with other participants, speakers, and potential collaborators.

July–November 2020


NIH Consultations

Request a phone or video consultation to learn more about the funding opportunities.

August–November 2020

Visit the symposium website for more details, including an updated Schedule of events.

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