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Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG)

In April of 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 17 NIH components, four NSF directorates, two Department of Energy (DOE) components, five Department of Defense (DOD) components, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the United States Department of Veterans Administration(USDVA).  Since its creation, this group convenes with monthly meetings at various locations of the IMAG participants.

The purpose of IMAG is to bring together program officers who have a shared interest in applying modeling and analysis methods to biomedical systems. The meetings are formatted to facilitate an open discussion of what is currently being supported, and for planning future directions in these areas. At each meeting, time is allotted to hear focused presentations from one or two participants to discuss issues relating to modeling and analysis across the government agencies. Discussions also occur online, and participants are informed of talks, conferences and other activities of interest to the group. The NIH BISTIC, (Biomedical Information Science and Technology Consortium), is very supportive of IMAG and serves as the larger body at NIH for disseminating IMAG activities.

Predictive Multiscale Models of the Physiome in Health and Disease (MSM Physiome) Initiative

Multi-Scale Modeling (MSM) Initiative

IMAG - Agencies


NIH (The National Institutes of Health)

  • Center for Scientific Review
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Center for Research Resources
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • National Institute on Aging
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • National Library of Medicine  

NSF (National Science Foundation)

  • Directorate for Biological Sciences
  • Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Directorate for Engineering
  • Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

  • Human Research Program

DOE (Department of Energy)

  • Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research 
  • Office of Biological and Environmental Research

DOD (Department of Defense)

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • Army
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center 

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

USDVA (Unites States Department of Veteran Affairs)

For more information, contact:

Grace C.Y. Peng, PhD, IMAG Coordinator
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20892 
301-451-4778 (Phone)
301-480-1614 (Fax)

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Last reviewed on: 12/29/2008

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