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Question 7: Objective D  

Fiscal Year: 2010

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.7D. Establish and maintain an international network of biobanks for the collection of brain, fibroblasts for pluripotent stem cells, and other tissue or biological material, by acquisition sites that use standardized protocols for phenotyping, collection, and regulated distribution of limited samples by 2011. This includes developing fibroblast repositories to produce pluripotent stem cells. Protocols should be put into place to expand the capacities of ongoing large-scale children's studies to collect and store additional biomaterials, promoting detection of biological signatures. IACC Recommended Budget for establishing biobanks by 2011: $10,500,000 over 2 years. IACC Recommended Budget for maintaining biobanks: $22,200,000 over 5 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Bioinformatics support for AGRE Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
Autism Tissue Program (ATP) Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
An open resource for autism iPSCs and their derivatives Schwartz, Philip Children's Hospital of Orange County
Autism Celloidin Library Hof, Patrick Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Contract Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey