NIH STRIDES Program Offerings

NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative gives discounted access to Public Cloud resources for NIH funded researchers.

If you are an NIH funded researcher, you have the ability to access discounted public cloud resources through the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative


UW-Madison has an agreement in place for the STRIDES Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offering and is exploring options for the AWS offering.   At this time, STRIDES does not have a Microsoft Azure offering. 

STRIDES Provides:
  • Discounts.  The STRIDES program offers deeper discounts on cloud computing to NIH funded researchers   
  • Additional Support.   Access to professional service consultations and technical support from the STRIDES Initiative partners.   This is in addition to support provided by the DoIT Cloud team to all UW accounts. 
  • Training.   Access to training for researchers, data owners, and others to help ensure optimal use of available tools and technologies.
Accounts used in the STRIDES program are under the UW contracts, just under a different price-book and billing account.    (Why Should I Use a UW Madison Public Cloud Account? )

Additionally, the UW public cloud team can help support you in transitioning an existing account into to the STRIDES program, or back out of the program if your work continues on under a different funding arrangement.   No data or configuration will need to be moved or changed as part of this transition.

To get started, fill out the GCP account request & indicate you have NIH (STRIDES) funding.   You will be prompted to provide information about your grant and NIH program officer, to confirm your eligibility for the program.

Feel free to contact us with questions or for more information (Contact the Public Cloud Team (AWS, Azure & GCP)

See Also:

Commonly Referenced Docs:

UW Madison Public Cloud Team Events
Online Learning Classes for Cloud Vendors
What Data Elements are allowed in the Public Cloud




Keywords:National Institute of Health NIH STRIDES   Doc ID:109813
Owner:Chris L.Group:Public Cloud
Created:2021-03-22 15:19 CDTUpdated:2021-04-12 13:08 CDT
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