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The OFR has the statutory authority under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 to conduct, coordinate, and sponsor research to support and improve regulation of financial entities and markets.

Financial Entity Identification and Information Integration Challenge

The OFR and the University of Maryland are jointly announcing a challenge for research teams to link four disparate financial datasets. The goal of the Financial Entity Identification and Information Integration Challenge is for information specialists to develop technologies that automatically align diverse financial entity identification schemes from four key regulatory datasets.

Click here for more information about the challenge.

OFR-NSF Grants

The OFR has chosen to partner with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote and support research related to financial stability.

The OFR and the NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) are collaborating to fund innovative research on approaches to computing and information processing to identify and analyze risks to the financial system.

Topics of interest include analysis of financial networks, methods for measuring threats to financial stability, standardization of financial data, interconnections in the financial system, financial risk management techniques, data security, secure data sharing, and other subjects.

The joint OFR-NSF grants program promotes novel interdisciplinary research related to computational approaches to financial stability with a goal of expanding the network of academics, researchers, data scientists, and others with interest in this subject. The program supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work could be considered especially valuable by involving novel research, exploring radically different approaches, applying new expertise, or taking novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.

For more details on the program, please see our Dear Colleague Letter. The program uses the NSF’s EAGER funding vehicle; for additional information about the EAGER generally, please visit the NSF website.

For more information about the OFR-NSF Grants, please explore the links in the sidebar.