Nominate Compounds for Synthesis

The NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program aims 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, and by promoting data sharing and collaboration.

This form should be completed by researchers wishing to nominate a compound for synthesis by the NIH Common Fund’s Metabolite Standards Synthesis Cores (MSSC). Nominated compounds will be reviewed by the NIH Common Fund’s executive committee, and prioritized for synthesis.

Please provide as much of the following information as possible, and expand to include any additional areas that you feel are important to your nomination. It is encouraged to contact the MSSC’s if you have any chemistry related questions regarding the nomination form. Please contact any of the NIH Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores if you have questions regarding the use of the standards in metabolomics analysis. Contact information for these Cores are located at:

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