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Question 3: Short-term Objective I  

$53,960.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.3SI. Support at least two studies that examine potential differences in the microbiome of individuals with ASD versus comparison groups by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 2 years.

Download 2010 Question 3: Short-term Objective I projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to autism Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Massachusetts General Hospital
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Support at least two studies that examine potential differences in the microbiome of individuals with ASD versus comparison groups by 2012.

IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 2 years
N/A

N/A

3.S.I
$53,960
3 projects

3.S.I
$439,971
4 projects

3.S.I
$255,332
6 projects

$749,263
3.S.I. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: The number of projects in this area has been growing, with 6 projects in 2012. The number of funded projects is large relative to the amount of funding, indicating that each of the projects is small, which suggests that these projects will not be sufficient in scope to complete this objective.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: The high cost of required technology could be a barrier to the completion of this objective. These smaller pilot studies are potentially underpowered. The question of sample availability is important for this objective, along with raising researcher awareness of sample repositories.