The 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.
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
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