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The Center for Inherited Disease Research's mission is to support the genetics community by providing high quality, cutting-edge genomic services and technologies in order to expand our understanding of disease and catalyze discoveries that translate to patient care.
CIDR is a valuable national resource for cutting-edge genetic research. CIDR was established at the Johns Hopkins University in 1996. CIDR provides high quality next generation sequencing and genotyping services to investigators working to discover genes that contribute to disease. On-site statistical geneticists provide valuable insight into analysis issues as they relate to study design, data production and quality control. In addition, CIDR has a consulting agreement with the University of Washington Genetics Coordinating Center (GCC) to provide statistical and analytical support, most predominantly in the areas of GWAS data cleaning and methods development. Completed studies encompass over 200 phenotypes across 900 projects and over 1.2 million samples from over 300 different principal investigators located world-wide. The impact is evidenced by over 1,190 peer-review publications.
In response to the expanding field of genetics, CIDR rapidly implements new technologies and offers new production scale services while maintaining strict quality standards.
Support and Access
The CIDR facility is supported by several sources. The largest source of support is the NIH CIDR Program, a federal contract from the National Institutes of Health to the Johns Hopkins University funded by ten NIH institutes: NHGRI, NCI, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIEHS, and NINDS. The CIDR contract was initially awarded in 1996, renewed in 2007 and 2012 with some overlap of funding, and cometitively renewed for seven years in 2017. The federal contract numbers are:
HHSN268200782096C (2007-2012), and HHSN268201100011I (2011-2012)$69,082,344
Dr. Kim Doheny, Lead Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. David Valle, Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Alan Scott, Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Elizabeth Pugh, Co-Investigator
Dr. Hua Ling, Co-Investigator
Dr. Christopher Gocke, Co-Investigator
The most recent contract for the NIH CIDR Program, High Throughput Genotyping and DNA Sequencing for Studying the Genetic Contributions to Human Health and Disease, was awarded January 1, 2017 and is funded by individual Task Orders. Dr. Lawrence Brody of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is the Government Scientific Officer.
News Articles regarding the CIDR Program Renewal:
CIDR is a member of the Center for Mendelian Genomics (U54HG006542, Baylor-Johns Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genetics). CIDR has been previously involved in grant awards such as multiple NHGRI-led Genome-Wide Association Study Consortia (U01HG004438, GENEVA, eMERGE, GARNET).
CIDR contracts and grants support the costs of sequencing and genotyping studies through an application, review and approval process.
CIDR also provides sequencing and genotyping to both Johns Hopkins and outside investigators as a direct fee-for-service, requiring no application or approval process.
For more information on options for access to CIDR services please see our Access page.
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