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NIH HEAL Initiative® joins Vivli as a member

Vivli welcomes our newest partner platform as a member, the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

“We are delighted to include the NIH HEAL Initiative as a member of Vivli,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “Making these valuable studies available for searching on Vivli is helping to ensure that researchers and the public can find and access them along with the other pain and addiction clinical research data on Vivli. Access of these data will drive scientific discovery, research dissemination and adoption to advance human health.”

Virtually every NIH Institute and Center is accelerating research through the NIH HEAL Initiative to address this public health emergency from all angles. A centerpiece effort to achieving HEAL’s mission is the HEAL Data Ecosystem, which aims to transform research data, findings, and publications into a virtual, annotated, searchable catalog where datasets can be analyzed, compared, and combined.

“HEAL-generated data holds the key to helping patients and communities devastated by the opioid crisis, as well as those seeking relief for unmanaged chronic pain that limits all aspects of life. Vivli offers a valuable tool for researchers in HEAL and beyond to access this rich set of data stored in various repositories that meet security and privacy standards – giving HEAL researchers a great option to leverage their data for new discovery and long-term preservation,” said Rebecca Baker, Ph.D., director of the initiative.

For more information about how the NIH HEAL Initiative supports its investigators to share their data on Vivli, please visit their member page. For additional information about Vivli membership, learn more.