Submitting a White Paper

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has established Genomic Sequencing Centers for Infectious Diseases (GSCIDs) to generate genomic data and analytical methods as a community resource to further the study of pathogens, invertebrate vectors and host genetic factors that underlie infectious diseases. Three GSCIDs exist, at the Broad Institute, the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland and the J. Craig Venter Institute.

Members of the research community are invited to submit white papers that propose the use of GSCID resources for scientific problems that are directly relevant to NIAID's goals. These resources may include genome sequencing, polymorphism discovery, genotyping, metagenomics, annotation, and comparative analysis. Researchers may submit white papers to any of these GSCIDs. Guidelines on the preparation of white papers, the format and the evaluation process can be found here, as well as on the websites of other GSCIDs. White papers will be reviewed at each GSCID according to NIAID's stated priorities.

Researchers are encouraged to contact a GSCID prior to preparation of a white paper. GSCID staff have extensive experience working with community members to build successful genomics projects that meet NIAID's needs.

Click here to submit a white paper.

GSCID funding was provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases