SPARC Mission and Vision
How does the SPARC program impact the scientific and translational efforts to improve bioelectronic medicine?
SPARC Data Resource Center
The SPARC Data and Resource Center (DRC) -- comprised of the DAT-Core, MAP-Core, SIM-Core, and K-Core -- develops the resources to make data generated through the SPARC initiative actionable. We have the following vision and mission for our efforts.
Integration of Data, Knowledge, Computational Modeling, and Spatial Mapping for the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord will greatly advance scientific understanding of this system for the life sciences and will deliver significant impacts for clinical medicine.
To develop distributed FAIR open-science infrastructure to support mapping, modeling, and investigation of nervous system-end organ interactions (up to the neck) for basic science and bioelectronic medicine. To develop tools and educational resources and work closely with academic and industry partners to further scientific and clinical goals in areas related to the peripheral nervous system.
The SPARC Portal is a component of the SPARC DRC's responsibilities that provides a single user-facing interface to all resources developed by the SPARC community. Its vision and mission are defined as follows:
Facilitate enhanced understanding of the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord to support the development of safe and effective bioelectronic therapies by driving collaborative neurosciences and providing online resources for accessing and submitting curated data and models, as well as dynamic knowledge-management and visualization tools.
To ensure that the knowledge and data generated by the NIH SPARC initiative is FAIR, to lay the foundation for sustainable growth of that knowledge beyond SPARC, and to foster a surrounding community.
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