Awards and Recognitions

See the awards and recognition received by the BRICS team.

2017 Bio-IT World Announces Best Practices Winner (Judges’ Choice)

Bio-IT announced NIH's BRICS system as the Judges' Choice winner of the 2017 Best Practices Awards at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo.  "This year, a panel of eleven invited expert judges joined the Bio-IT World editors in reviewing detailed submissions from pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, government agencies, and technology providers. Since 2003, the Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards has honored excellence in bioinformatics, basic and clinical research, and IT frameworks for biology and drug discovery. Winners were chosen in four categories, and two discretionary awards this year as well." - Bio-IT 

2016 Fed Scoop Awards

Each year, the FedScoop 50 Awards honor the best and the brightest who make the federal government more efficient and effective.  These awards allow us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government community and in public service. The Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) was nominated as a finalist in the 2016 FedScoop 50 Award in the category of Tech Program of the Year.

2016 ACT-IAC’s Igniting Innovation 2016 Showcase

NIH's Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) was recognized for qaulifying as a Top 40 Finalist for the ACT-IAC's 2016 Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards. This event recognizes the most innovative uses of technology to improve services to citizens and government program operations across the country. The 2016 competition included a total of 147 nominations. BRICS was chosen as a finalist by a panel of gorvernment and industry executives, that determined the value and impact of the BRICS system. 

2016 Bio-IT World Announces Best Practices Finalists

Bio-IT announced that NIH's Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) as one of the finalists in the Bio-IT World best Practices competition. 17 group entries made it to the final round of competition. "Since 2003, the Best Practices Awards have highlighted outstanding examples of how technology innovations and strategic initiatives can be powerful forces for change in the life sciences, from basic biomedical research to drug development and beyond." - Bio-IT 

2015 Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government

NIH’s Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) was chosen to receive one of 10 awards from GCN for "Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government" in 2015.

Over the years, the GCN Awards have come to symbolize the best and most notable IT accomplishments in advancing the work of government agencies. 2015's projects were selected from over 130 nominations submitted to GCN, based on the degree to which a given IT project transformed an agency's ability to operate more efficiently or serve the public more effectively. A distinguished panel of judges made up of current government IT officials also looked for innovation and technology leadership in selecting this year's winners.

2015 CIT Science Award of Merit

BRICS received the Center for Information Technology Office of the CIO Scientific Award of Merit for the development of the Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) to accelerate biomedical discovery through data sharing.

2015 Federal Health IT Award

BRICS was named Overall Winner at the 2015 Federal Health IT Awards. Focusing on health technology that has achieved results, the awards are sponsored by the Digital Health Xchange, an organization and community that supports ongoing education and networking in support of health technology, innovation, communications, and technology professionals.

2014 Excellence.gov Award for PDBP DMR

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) recognized the disruptive innovation BRICS has brought to science, naming the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s (NINDS) Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker Program Data Management Resource (PDBP DMR) the Overall Winner and best technology solution in government at the 14th annual Excellence.gov Awards. This award is considered a benchmark for superior performance in government programs, and shows how innovative ideas can lead to partnerships that make a real difference in the world.

Stacy Charland, Katrina Gwinn, Margaret Sutherland, Matthew McAuliffe (ACT/IAC award)

2014 NINDS Group Merit Award for Innovation

In 2014, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) presented BRICS with the Group Merit Award for Innovation for developing the Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker Program Data Management Resource (PDBP DMR) and promoting the efficient sharing of clinical, genetic, imaging and biomarker-related data with the broader neuroscience research community.