NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

NIH Launches ‘ScHARe’

Graphic of multiple hands forming shape of a lightbulb with a delta representing the light

The NIH ScHARe social science data repository and research collaboration platform has been launched. 

Developed by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the National Institute of Nursing Research, ScHARe (Science Collaborative for Health Disparities and Artificial intelligence bias REduction) aims to increase participation of people from underrepresented populations in data science and cloud computing so that everyone can benefit from the research opportunities afforded by big data.

The platform enables researchers to:

  • access a wealth of social determinants of health and other social science datasets 
  • use cloud computing tools and secure workspaces that allow easy, low-cost analysis of these data
  • foster collaborations to develop AI bias mitigation strategies and advance health disparity and health care delivery research using big data

To stay up to date as new datasets and tools/resources become available or receive other ScHARe-related news, subscribe to the email list at

Also, join a ScHARe Think-a-Thon, an interactive webinar for anyone interested in leveraging the power of cloud computing for robust and ethical health disparities, health care outcomes and AI bias mitigation research. 

Think-a-Thons are for people from all career levels, disciplines and levels of background knowledge. The next session is set for Wednesday, Mar. 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visit for the schedule.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Assistant Editor: Eric Bock (link sends e-mail)

Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)