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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
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Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 

Question 7: Objective D

yellow dot 7D. Establish and maintain an international network of biobanks for the collection of brain tissue, 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. o This includes support for post-processing of tissue, such as genotyping, RNA expression profiling, and MRI. o Protocols should be put into place to expand the capacities of ongoing large-scale children's studies to collect and store additional biomaterials, including newborn bloodspots, promoting detection of biological signatures. o Support should also be provided to develop an international web-based digital brain atlas that would provide high-resolution 3-D images and quantitative anatomical data from tissue of patients with ASD and disease controls across the lifespan, which could serve as an online resource for quantitative morphological studies, by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $82,700,000 over 5 years.

Projects Found: 8
Total Funding: 2404633
Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Autism Speaks – Fudan Medical University of China biorepository development project
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Duke University

Project Title

Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE)
$36,864

Funding

36864

Institution

Autism Speaks (AS)

Project Title

Bioinformatics support for AGRE
$59,362

Funding

59362

Institution

Autism Speaks (AS)

Project Title

BrainNet
$5,524

Funding

5524

Institution

Autism Speaks (AS)

Project Title

Validation of a diffusion imaging biomarker of autism
$125,000

Funding

125000

Institution

University of Oxford

Project Title

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
$819,581

Funding

819581

Institution

Rutgers University

Project Title

Foundation Associates
$750,000

Funding

750000

Institution

Foundation Associates

Project Title

Rhode Island population and genetics study of autism and intellectual disability
$608,303

Funding

608303

Institution

Bradley Hospital

 
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