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With $7M contract, NIH taps big data analysis platform Palantir to streamline health research

September 24, 2018 / Dave Muoio

What happened. Silicon Valley-area big data analytics company Palantir Technologies, founded by Peter Thiel, has signed a $7 million contract with the National Institutes of Health to supply its software platform to the organization. Specifically, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT) and its related groups will be using the tech to automatically aggregate research data from public and private sources into a single interface, allowing for more streamlined analysis.