Tuesday Luncheon Talk

Kim D. Pruitt, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Information Engineering Branch
Director, Data Services Division
National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH, DHHS

Managing Terabytes Petabytes of Data to Support Connecting Data to Knowledge

12:00-1:30 pm Tuesday, August 22nd
Constitution Ballroom B – Grand Hyatt Washington
Sponsored exclusively by the Royal Society of Chemistry

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) was established in 1988 to manage and process molecular biology information. Over the course of three decades, NCBI established sequence, literature, and chemical databases that contain petabyes of data and represents an essential infrastructure supporting research, clinical, and education communities. NCBI manages GenBank, the Nation’s sequence database archive, PubMed and other literature databases, PubChem, and a suite of additional data types, resources and tools that relate to these three central activities. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of these data and their value, process management practices, and activities to maintain and enhance ‘data to knowledge’ connections.