Interactive Panel Discussions

Overview

NIH will host a series of online-only, interactive panel discussions beginning in August 2020 featuring information on the funding opportunity announcements, cross-cutting topics of importance to the initiative, and relevant scientific issues. In addition, online discussions will be hosted in the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum, an online platform that will host discussion channels related to a broad range of topics.

To participate in the discussions and sessions, you must register for the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum in advance. All content will also be recorded and posted on this website after each event.  

Click on each drop down menu below to view the tentative agenda and list of speakers for each session. Video recordings will be posted as they become available.

DS-I Africa Program Launch

The DS-I Africa Program Launch session will offer screenings of a collection of pre-recorded videos, including introductory remarks from Dr. Francis Collins and presentations from DS-I Africa program officers to review the purpose and objectives of the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). The video screenings will be followed by a Q&A session featuring program officers for each FOA and interactive breakout clinics spanning a variety of topics: application process, grants management advice, and tips from NIH grant recipients. A summary of the session's activities is provided below:

  • 7:40am EDT | 2:40pm EAT – Dr. Francis Collins’ Keynote talk
  • 8:00am EDT | 3:00pm EAT – DS-I Africa FOAs video presentations
  • 9am EDT | 4:00pm EAT –  Q&A session and interactive breakout clinics

​​Participants are encouraged to watch the pre-recorded videos in advance of the program launch session on August 10. Click on the drop-down menus below to watch the pre-recorded videos. Questions related to any of the presentations can be submitted in advance in the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum (registration required). Recordings of the Q&A session and the interactive breakout clinics will be available on this website after August 10.

 

 

Cross-Cutting Topics

The Cross-cutting Topics session will offer screenings of pre-recorded presentations from inspiring leaders from a variety of fields and sectors on August 11-12 and August 17-19, 2020. The video screenings will be followed by live panel discussions with experts on topics of importance to the DS-I Africa initiative. Participants will have the option of viewing the pre-recorded presentations in advance of the interactive panel discussions, or may choose to join the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum and view the video screenings at the time of the events. 

Click on the drop-down menus below to watch the pre-recorded presentations for each cross-cutting topic. Questions related to any of the presentations can be submitted in advance in the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum (registration required). Recordings of each interactive panel discussion will be available on this website after the event.

 

 

 

 

State of Data Science Series

The DS-I Africa State of Data Science Series is a collection of online, interactive panel discussions that will take place on a weekly basis in September and October 2020. These panels will feature deeper dives into a few relevant scientific topics.

This page last reviewed on August 7, 2020