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Funded Programs and Projects by Strategic Plan Areas

NHGRI's programs and projects conduct research relevant to one or more of the five domains outlined in the institute's Strategic Plan.

Funded Programs and Projects Strategic Plan Areas
Structure of Genomes Biology of Genomes Biology of Disease Science of Medicine Effectiveness of Healthcare
Current NHGRI Programs and Projects
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)     selected    
Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG)     selected    
Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMG)   selected selected    
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS)   selected selected    
Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource     selected selected selected
Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER)     selected selected selected
Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network and eMERGE-PGx     selected selected selected
Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)   selected      
Functional Analysis Program   selected      
The NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP) selected selected selected selected selected
Genome Technology Program selected        
Genomic Variation Program selected        
Genome Sequencing Informatics Tools (GS-IT) selected selected selected    
Genomics of Genome Regulation (GGR)   selected      
Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE)       selected selected
Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Network       selected selected
Non-Coding Variants Program (NoVa)   selected      
Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health (NSIGHT)       selected  
Phenotypes and Exposures (PhenX) Toolkit     selected    
Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)     selected    
Common Fund Programs
Gene Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)   selected selected    
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa)     selected    
Human Microbiome Project ( HMP)  selected selected selected    
Knockout Mouse Phenotyping Program (KOMP2)   selected selected    
Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS)   selected selected    
Protein Capture Reagents Initiative   selected selected selected  
Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN)     selected selected selected
Completed Projects
$1000 Genome selected        
Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN)     selected    
Genomics and Randomized Trials Network (GARNET)     selected selected  
Gene Environment Association Studies (GENEVA)     selected    
Human Genome Project (HGP) selected        
International HapMap Project selected        
Knockout Mouse Program (KOMP)   selected selected    
Large-Scale Genome Sequencing and Analysis Centers (LSAC) selected selected selected    
Model Organism ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements Project (modENCODE)   selected      
Molecular Libraries Program (MLP)   selected selected    

Strategic Plan Areas

  • Structure of Genomes: Continuing research to elucidate and define the structure of genomes.
  • Biology of Genomes: Acquiring basic knowledge about genome structure and function, and developing more comprehensive sets (catalogues) of data and new research tools to enhance the capabilities of all researchers to reveal fundamental principles of biology.
  • Biology of Disease: Using genomics to understand both normal and disease-related functions of the genetic and epigenetic contributors to disease and the cellular pathways and biological processes in which they are involved, an understanding critical to developing improved strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic intervention.
  • Science of Medicine: Research to bring genomic discoveries to the bedside, from initial findings indicating potential benefits, to clinical studies to demonstrate efficacy and effectiveness.
  • Effectiveness of Healthcare: Providing the healthcare benefits of genomics through electronic medical/health records, demonstrating the effectiveness of genomic medicine, increasing access to genomic medicine, and educating healthcare professionals, patients and public.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2018
Posted: October 12, 2012

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NHGRI Research Funding Divisions