NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health announced last week that it has released the first data from the Genetic Association Information Network, or GAIN, project, via the dbGAP database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
In a notice released on Friday, the NIH announced the availability of the data and outlined the process under which researchers can apply for access to GAIN project datasets.
GAIN is a public-private genome-wide association study project coordinated by the NIH and the Foundation for the NIH. FNIH awarded the first grants under the effort last October.
Last week, NIH released the data through GAIN dbGaP, the database of Genotype and Phenotype, which offers two levels of access: summary-level data that is available to anyone with no restrictions; and individual-level data that requires preauthorization.
Researchers can request access to the individual-level data from GAIN studies through the dbGaP data access request system. Further information about the process is available here.
Summary-level data is already available, and NIH said it expects to begin releasing individual-level data by June 9.