2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Andrea Norris


Name: Andrea Norris
Title: Director of the Center for IT and CIO
Organization: National Institutes of Health

Driving data access. Under Norris’ leadership, NIH’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative facilitated global access to NIH-curated data to drive COVID-19 research. She directed the use of cloud products to host a repository of next-generation sequence data that was crucial to understanding and responding to the current and future pandemics. STRIDES also enabled development of a cloud-hosted COVID Digital Pathology Repository to help the global biomedical community rapidly scale research in the race to develop a vaccine. Norris built innovative partnerships with multiple cloud service providers so NIH-funded researchers could choose their preferred cloud partner, which ensured flexibility and encouraged participation.

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