Tech advances help improve science at NIH

Monday - 4/11/2011, 2:13pm EDT

Peter Alterman, senior advisor to the CIO, NIH

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The National Institutes of Health has a lot of data - no shock there.

Peter Alterman, the senior advisor to the chief information officer at the agency, tells Federal News Radio NIH is "working to understand how new technology options can be used to advance the scientific research agenda" at the agency.

He spoke with host Tom Temin at the Federal Senior Management Conference. They discussed how technology could help the agency cultivate data it already owns into something useful for the public.