Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG)

abstract art with scientific formulas
The purpose of the IMAG is to provide an open forum for communication among government representatives to share updates on individual programs from the various IMAG agencies, and to plan trans-agency activities that will have a broad impact on the communities served by the IMAG.

Background

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.

Announcements

Funding Opportunities Decorative

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities
Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) Incubator Program for New Cancer Sites (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Medical Simulators for Practicing Patient Care Providers Skill Acquisition, Outcomes Assessment and Technology Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)

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 Director Dr. Bruce Tromberg Touts Computational Modeling at IMAG Meeting. 

See our photogallery from the 2019 IMAG meeting

See our photogallery from the 2017 IMAG meeting

man looking at data models on computer screen

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

Related News

March 31, 2020
AIMBE logo
Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D., Director of the NIBIB Program in Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE College of Fellows).
May 21, 2019
Carla Pugh posing in front of NIBIB sign
Learn about Dr. Carla Pugh's scientific accomplishments throughout her career journey and her advice for women scientists.
April 10, 2019
robot feeds strawberry to volunteer
A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth.
February 21, 2019
Closed polymer TAVR valve
NIBIB-funded engineers are designing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize valve performance and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over open heart surgery.
July 2, 2018
Brain activity is driven by encounters with external stimuli and situations, simultaneously occurring with internal mental processes. A team of researchers from Stanford University, with funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, in part through NIBIB, has discovered how the brain dynamically handles cognitive tasks while it also is engaged in internal mental processes.
September 3, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Featuring Hari Shroff, PhD, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, who will discuss "Multiscale Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution"

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020


AgendaRegistrationSubmit Materials, and Logistics

 

Meeting Material Submission -- Click Submit Materials
All abstract submissions close: February 20, 2020
Trainee Travel Award

October 24, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Exploring perspectives, challenges, and opportunities integrating machine learning and multiscale modeling in biomedical, biological, and behavioral systems.
October 28, 2019 - October 29, 2019
Meeting for researchers and stakeholders interested in synthetic biology to interact and share ideas to facilitate bringing synthetic biology research to NIH
March 6, 2019 - March 7, 2019
Announcement details for the March 2019 Multiscale Modeling Consortium Meeting - Translation and Dissemination.