The Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative is an NIH program aimed at NIH and NIH-funded researchers to access and use cloud compute, storage, and related services. The STRIDES initiative has an established partnership with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as other partners, to provide cost-effective access to industry-leading partners to help advance biomedical research.
NIH-funded researchers with an active NIH award may take advantage of the STRIDES Initiative for their NIH-funded research projects. Benefits of STRIDES include favorable pricing on computing, storage, and related cloud service.
When setting up a billing account within the Researcher Workbench, you can utilize the third party billing partner to help you set up a GCP billing account, and take advantage of any STRIDES discounts you are eligible for. Using the third party billing partner on the Researcher Workbench is a useful way to take advantage of STRIDES funding if eligible users are unfamiliar with the process, or unsure of the types of STRIDES discounts they're eligible for. Please visit this article to learn more about setting up a billing account using the third party billing partner.
For more information on NIH STRIDES Initiative, please visit https://cloud.nih.gov/about-strides/