Two new NIH BRAIN Initiative cell census RFAs


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RFA-MH-19-148

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) – Scalable Technologies and Tools for Brain Cell Census (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to accelerate the integration and use of scalable technologies and tools to enhance brain cell census research, including the development of technology platforms and/or resources that will enable a swift and comprehensive survey of brain cell types and circuits. Applications are expected to address limitations and gaps of existing technologies/tools as a benchmark against which the improvements or competitive advantages of the proposed ones will be measured. The improvements include throughput, sensitivity, selectivity, scalability, spatiotemporal resolution and reproducibility in cell census analyses. The projects funded under this FOA will align with the overarching goals of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) and are expected to enable the generation of a substantial amount of cell census data using the proposed technologies or via collaboration with the BICCN.

Receipt date- January 22, 2019 ; January 24, 2020

Council round- August 2019, August 2020

RFA-MH-19-149

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) – Specialized Collaboratory on Human and Non-Human Primate Brain Cell Atlases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support a group of Specialized Collaboratories that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to accelerate progress towards establishing comprehensive molecular and anatomical reference cell atlases of human brain and/or non-human primate brains. A central goal of this FOA is to build a brain cell census resource that can be widely used throughout the research community.

Receipt date- January 22, 2019 ; January 24, 2020

Council round- August 2019, August 2020