Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-013
Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:
Release Date: November 16, 2007
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August 28, 2007 (NOT-OD-07-088) - Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS).
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nih.gov)
This Notice provides guidance and instructions for applicants regarding implementation of the NIH Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS), which was released August 28, 2007 (NOT-OD-07-088).
As part of the mission to discover new knowledge that will lead to better health for the public, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are interested in advancing the use of data obtained through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify common genetic factors that influence health and disease. After public consultation with representatives from the scientific and lay communities (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/gwas/index.htm), the NIH announced the final policy for the sharing of data obtained through NIH-supported or –conducted GWAS (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-088.html).
The goal of the GWAS policy is to facilitate broad and consistent access to NIH-supported GWAS data in order to speed the translation of basic genetic research into therapies, products, and procedures that benefit the public health. The NIH believes that the full value of GWAS to the public can be realized only if the resulting genotype and phenotype datasets are made available as rapidly as possible to a wide range of scientific investigators. Rapid and broad data access is particularly important for GWAS—these studies generally require significant resources; present challenges in analyzing the large datasets; and provide extraordinary opportunities for making comparisons across multiple studies.
This NIH policy applies to:
For questions or further information, contact:
Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Special Advisor to the Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
31 Center Drive, Room 4B09
Bethesda, MD 20892
Stephanie Y. Burrows, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Specialist
Office of Science and Technology
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
31 Center Drive, Room 5A07
Bethesda, MD 20892-2482
Email inquiries should be directed to GWAS@nih.gov
Additional information and detailed implementation guidance related to the NIH GWAS Policy will be provided at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/gwas/index.htm.
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