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Grant Access

Instructors affiliated with US academic institutions may apply for grant access to use the system either for individual study or for coursework access. Grant access provides grant holders with access to the integrated computational server for themselves and for all enrolled students in their courses.

Applying for an individual study grant

Individual study grants provide the grantee with access to the core bioinformatics courses and modules, as well as providing access to the BioU integrated computational server.

To apply for a grant have the following information ready, before visiting the grant application web site:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae or resume showing your affiliation with a US academic institution
  • A short paragraph or abstract describing your expected use of BioU.
Individual grants for BioU are for the academic year and may be applied for at any time. BioU grants expire on July 1st of each year, but may be renewed by providing information updates to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center annually when requested (usually in April).

Click here to apply for an individual study grant on BioU.

Applying for a coursework grant


Coursework grants provide the grantee with access to the core bioinformatics courses and modules, as well as providing access to the BioU integrated computational server. Using this option, instructors are able to track their students performance and progress on each of the modules through the integrated learning management system. Instructors can choose to integrate any stand-alone module on BioU into their course and/or instructors can upload their own course bioinformatics course materials, exercises, and supplemental lessons. All enrolled students in the course will also have access to the integrated computational server.

To apply for a grant have the following information ready, before visiting the grant application web site:
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae or resume showing your affiliation with a US academic institution
  • The official name and course number assigned to the course by the academic institution.
  • The course syllabus
To enable access for your students you will also need to provide the names of the students enrolled in the course. These students will be added as additional users on your grant, however students will not have access to the instructor functions of the learning management system such as progress tracking functions. Student names do not need to be provided with the grant application and may be provided at a later date.

Click here to apply for a coursework grant on BioU.
Grant Expiration and Information Reporting

Both Individual and coursework grants for BioU are for the academic year and may be applied for at any time. BioU's grants expire on July 1st of each year, but may be renewed by providing information updates to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center annually when requested (usually in April). During these updates, additional users (students) may be added to or deleted from the instructors grant.

Applicability of NIH's Public Access Policy

Grant recipients should be aware that the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires that authors of published peer-reviewed manuscripts deposit those manuscripts in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication, applies to publications arising from projects using BioU. For more information on the NIH Public Access Policy see: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/




Last modified: Sunday, 15 January 2012, 10:20 AM