September 15, 2006
Limited Supplementary Funding for Whole Genome Association Studies
NAMHC Concept Clearance
Thomas Lehner, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Acting Director, Office of Human Genetics & Genomic Resources
Chief, Genetic Basis of Mental Disorders Program Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
The purpose of this initiative is to provide supplementary funding to enhance comprehensive analyses of whole genome association (WGA) data.
The NIMH recognizes that whole genome association studies, such as those to be implemented through the Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) program, require substantial resources for statistical analyses. Therefore, the NIMH announces that it will hold a limited competition open only to successful applicants to the GAIN initiative. This limited competition will be for analyses of whole genome association data for clinical phenotypes of interest to the NIMH. The NIMH award is independent of and in addition to funds that might be awarded for these studies by the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Applications will require a format similar to that used for the GAIN program and will include a detailed analytic plan.