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NHGRI Seeks Genomics Community Resources

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute is seeking applicants to use NHGRI funding to provide genomics resources to the broader research community, according to a new funding opportunity notice.

The resources could include informatics tools, databases, and collections of genomic features and physical resources that will facilitate genomics research into specific diseases, model organisms, and other biomedical research.

Applicants may seek funding to provide a range of genomics resources, such as collections of structural variants, samples, cDNA clone banks, model organism databases and ontologies, and others. Examples of current resources NHGRI supports include a universal clone resource for Drosophila proteomics and the HapMap sample collection.

NHGRI said that the Community Resource Projects it has funded so far share several characteristics: they fill a demonstrable need and have a wide impact beyond genomics; they are comprehensive in scope; they make data or materials broadly available; they use established and robust production methods; and they do not duplicate resources that are already available.

Under this program, NHGRI will provide grants to fund these programs for up to five years, but it has not set a limit on the amount of the funding or the number of grants it will award.

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