NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Inherited Disease Research will provide high-throughput genotyping and related services to researchers studying multi-factorial hereditary diseases and other projects, the National Institutes of Health stated in a funding opportunity announcement.
NIH said that there are no funds associated with the resource access awards, but the genotyping is supported through NIH funding of CIDR. Applicants must get prior approval from an NIH supporting institute or explain how the genotyping will be supported.
The initiative is being managed by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
CIDR’s high-throughput genotyping and statistical genetics services are aimed at helping researchers identify genes that may contribute to human health and disease. The center is focused on supplying genotyping to small labs that do not have the genotyping requirements to conduct their research, and it supports whole genome association studies, genome-wide linkage analyses, and follow-up replication and fine mapping studies.
More information is available on NIH’s website.