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Concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, request for applications, or solicitations for Council's input. If NIAID publishes an initiative from one of these concepts, we link to it below. To find initiatives, go to the Opportunities and Announcements portal.
NB: Council approval does not guarantee that a concept will become an initiative.
For the published broad agency announcement, see the October 18, 2012, solicitation.
Broad Agency Announcement
Contact: George Kennedy
Objective: To collect, archive, update, and integrate a variety of research data, including genomics and metagenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, host/pathogen interaction data, genotype/phenotype correlation data, and other types of experimentally generated data and metadata related to multiple pathogens. Also to provide for the query, analysis, and display of such information through user-friendly interfaces and computational analyses tools to be made freely available to the scientific community.
Description: The Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) will provide the following:
Ultimately, the BRCs are responsible for investigating and understanding the bioinformatics needs of infectious disease researchers and the many pathogen research communities supported by DMID, and to flexibly and efficiently respond to them as the need arises. NIAID-funded programs and initiatives, as well as other public and private data sources, are expected to contribute data and other information to the BRCs.
For the published request for applications, see the February 7, 2013, Guide announcement.
Last Updated February 07, 2013
Last Reviewed February 15, 2012