NIH Common Fund

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


NHGRI Participation in the NIH Common Fund

NIH Common Fund LogoThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund is a series of far-reaching, trans-institute initiatives designed to transform the nation's medical research capabilities and speed the movement of research discoveries from the bench to the bedside.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is contributing to the development and implementation of numerous Common Fund initiatives, primarily in the area of New Pathways to Discovery. This NIH Common Fund theme addresses the need to advance our understanding of the daunting complexity of biological systems.

To fully capitalize on the recent completion of the human genome sequence and many recent discoveries in molecular and cell biology, the research community needs wide access to technologies, databases and other scientific resources that are more sensitive, more robust and more easily adaptable to researchers' individual needs.

Among the resources to be established are:
Additional information can be found at the following links and contacts:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology [commonfund.nih.gov]

Building Blocks, Biological Pathways and Networks [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair: Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NHGRI

Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Resource

High-Risk Research [commonfund.nih.gov]

NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Human Microbiome Project [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair and Contact: Jane Peterson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Division of Extramural Operations

Interdisciplinary Research [commonfund.nih.gov]
Innovations in Interdisciplinary Technology and Methods Group

 

Molecular Libraries and Imaging [commonfund.nih.gov]
Initiative Co-chair: Mark Guyer, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NHGRI
Contact: Carson Loomis, Ph.D., Program Director, Molecular Libraries

Nanomedicine [commonfund.nih.gov]
Co-chair and Contact: Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., Director, Division of Genomic Sciences

Structural Biology [commonfund.nih.gov]

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Last Updated: October 18, 2012