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Initial Review Group

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Initial Review Group (IRG), administered by the NHGRI Scientific Review Branch, provides first-level peer review of grant applications. The review committee is called the Genome Research Review Committee - known officially as GNOM-G - and meets three times a year.

Applications reviewed by the IRG Genome Research Review Committee include (but are not limited to):
  • Special projects for constructing genetic and physical maps
  • Determining DNA sequences
  • Developing methods for analysis of genomic DNA including computational approaches
  • Developing innovative technologies
  • Developing and maintaining tools and resources such as genome databases
  • Supporting training and career development opportunities and workshops and conferences in genome research

NHGRI provides a second level of review by the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

The majority of investigator-initiated grant applications related to genomics research (e.g. R01) are reviewed by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initial Review Groups organized by the NIH Center for Scientific Review [].

NHGRI Initial Review Group Charter

Last Reviewed: March 19, 2012