In April 2003, the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) was formed; starting from a working group comprised of program staff from nine Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and three directorates of the National Science Foundation (NSF). IMAG now represents over 100 program staff from multiple government agencies in the United States and Canada.
Since its creation, this group has convened monthly through virtual meetings and at various locations of the IMAG participants. All IMAG participants are involved in managing research programs in biomedical, biological and behavioral systems that require the development of new and novel modeling and analysis methods.
The Multiscale Modeling (MSM) Consortium
In 2003, the IMAG recognized that the modeling community was on the forefront of thinking across the biological continuum, rather than just focusing at one scale or level of resolution. In addition, the IMAG identified a strong desire among modelers to form multi-disciplinary partnerships across varied research communities. This led to the development in 2004 of the Interagency Opportunities in Multiscale Modeling in Biomedical, Biological, and Behavioral Systems Solicitation. The 24 awardees from this solicitation subsequently formed the MultiScale Modeling (MSM) Consortium in 2006. The MSM Consortium has now grown to include over 100 projects relevant to multiscale modeling.
View all MSM Consortium Activities on the IMAG wiki.
NIH to Inject Healthy Bolus of Data to Sustain the Future of AI for Medical Discoveries October 1, 2021 in SIAM News
Multiscale Modeling and Viral Pandemic Working Group published perspective paper Mar. 12, 2021 in Science.
- Review article published Feb. 18, 2020 in the Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering.
- Meeting perspective paper published Nov. 25, 1019 in NPJ Digital Medicine based on the Oct. 24, 2019 ML-MSM meeting.
- Tromberg Touts Computational Modeling at Meeting NIH Record, May 3, 2019
- Winners of the 2019 Next Top Model Video Competition announced March 13, 2019.
Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFO)
Our wiki page contains information relevant to the IMAG (Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group) and the MSM (Multi-scale Modeling Consortium) To join contact Dr. Grace Peng.
All researchers are welcome to join individual Multiscale Modeling Consortium Working Groups by contacting the Working Group Leads listed on each group page.
NIBIB Supported Projects
Models to predict protein biomaterial performance
David Kaplan, Tufts University Medford
Multiscale Modeling of Wound Healing
Jason Haugh, North Carolina State University Raleigh
Microconnectomics of neocortex: a multiscale computer model
William Lytton, Suny Downstate Medical Center
Predictive Multiscale Modeling of Microbial Consortia Biofilms
Ross Carlson, Montana State University - Bozeman
Multiscale Modeling of Facet Capsule Mechanobiology
Victor Barocas, University of Minnesota
See our photogallery from the 2023 IMAG MSM Consortium meeting
See our photogallery from the 2019 IMAG meeting
Find link to publications from October 2019 meeting