NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Overview


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The intent of NIH Common Fund programs is to provide a strategic and nimble approach to address key roadblocks in biomedical research that impede basic scientific discovery and its translation into improved human health. In addition, these programs capitalize on emerging opportunities to catalyze the rate of progress across multiple biomedical fields.

The NIH Common Fund Metabolomics program is designed to increase national capacity in metabolomics by

  • supporting the development of next generation technologies to enhance the sensitivity and speed with which specific elements of the cellular metabolome can be identified and quantified
  • providing training and mentoring opportunities
  • increasing the inventory of chemically identifiable metabolites through the synthesis and availability of high quality reference standards
  • promoting data sharing and collaboration

Learn more about the Metabolomics program at the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics web site.

About the Metabolomics Workbench

Introduction

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund Metabolomics Program was developed with the goal of increasing national capacity in metabolomics by supporting the development of next generation technologies, providing training and mentoring opportunities, increasing the inventory and availability of high quality reference standards, and promoting data sharing and collaboration.

In support of this effort, the Metabolomics Program's Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC), housed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego, has developed the Metabolomics Workbench. The Metabolomics Workbench serves as a national and international repository for metabolomics data and metadata and provides analysis tools and access to metabolite standards, protocols, tutorials, training, and more.

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