Researchers are invited to apply to our hybrid event with four virtual microlabs and a five-day residential workshop focused on the ethical challenges of applying AI technologies in biomedicine for quantitative and biomedical researchers.

The 2021-2022 Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab is an intensive workshop (virtual and in-person components) to foster the development of early-career (post-doc, assistant to early associate professor) biomedical investigator (including ethicists and population-level scientists) and quantitative investigator (i.e. data scientists, computer scientists, biostatisticians) teams. This facilitated and mentored workshop will tackle the challenges of ethically working with data types in support of AI systems and how AI might be made ethical against best practice recommendations.

We are inviting researchers from the biomedical fields and the quantitative and data science disciplines to apply. Review of applicants will be rigorous and not all candidates will be selected to attend. A particular emphasis will be placed on candidates demonstrating a strong commitment to collaborative/team science. A committee will select approximately 30 participants to take part in this one-of-a-kind event. Travel and lodging expenses are fully covered for all participants. All participants must commit to engaging in all 4 of the virtual microlabs as well as staying for the entire duration of the 5-day event in June, 2022.

During the Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab, professional facilitators assist the participants and accelerate the idea formulation process, while scientific experts serve as mentors and impartial referees. Working under the guidance of these mentors, participants will form teams during the workshop to develop interdisciplinary projects to address the ethics of AI in biomedicine. The lab will include opportunities for learning about NIH and NSF funding through interaction with program officers. Teams are supported in the development of proposals for submission to funding agencies at the conclusion of the workshop.

Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis until 11:59PM Eastern Time, January 31, 2022

Learn more and apply at:
http://www.innovation.lab.virginia.edu

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