NIAID's call for White Papers for its Genome Sequencing Centers for Infectious Diseases.
Individual investigators or a collaborative group of investigators interested in proposing sequencing, genotyping and associated bioinformatics projects for the purpose of generating genomic data sets with broad interest to the infectious disease community, may submit a "white paper" to the GSC for consideration. White papers can be submitted anytime; there are no submission deadlines. Since these projects are considered community resources and the data sets are valuable research resources to the community, we anticipate making the white papers available to the scientific community through our website. If necessary, we will work with the white paper authors to make suitable versions of the white papers available through the Center's website.
The NIAID/GSC will only accept and review white papers that address microorganisms or their invertebrate vector of infectious diseases that are considered agents of bioterrorism or cause emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases and their related strains or species. GSC personnel can provide guidance in this matter as well as in preparing the white papers; they can be reached here to discuss the specifics of the project(s) being considered. This template provides general guidelines for developing a white paper. A response can be expected within four to six weeks after submission. Upon approval of the white paper, the NIAID Project officer will assign the project to a NIAID GSC to develop a detailed project plan describing the deliverables and ensure the project adheres to administrative requirements including NIAID Data and Reagent Sharing and Release guidelines.