Posted: June 23, 2020

Letter of Intent due October 13, 2020; Application due November 13, 2020

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are coordinating efforts for establishing a Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (dGTEx) Project, to catalog and analyze transcriptional profiles from a wide variety of tissues obtained from neonates, children, and adolescents in a post-mortem setting. The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to develop and implement a Laboratory, Data Analysis, and Coordinating Center (LDACC) for the Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (dGTEx) Project. The LDACC will perform 2 major functions: a molecular laboratory, and a data analysis and coordinating center. As a molecular laboratory, the LDACC will work with the Biospecimen Procurement Center (BPC) funded by NICHD to process tissue samples for sequencing and biobanking. Responsibilities as a data analysis and coordinating center include ensuring close coordination with the BPC, monitoring study progress and laboratory performance, performing basic analysis of data for gene expression analyses, and harmonizing and submitting datasets to be deposited in repositories such as the AnVIL (Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space).

See full solicitation here