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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Autism Research Database
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 
Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Foundation Associates

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

No PI Listed

Description

Description

FA is the organization behind Autism BrainNEt, the brain bank supported by the Simons Foundation and Autism speaks. This money is used to pay all the nodes that collect the tissue, their personnel, and any activity from the brain bank.

Funder

Funder

Simons Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

750000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

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 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.

Project Link

Project Link

Foundation Associates (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Foundation Associates

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Foundation Associates agreement (BrainNet) | 625000 | 2014 | 9318
Foundation Associates agreement (BrainNet) | 625000 | 2015 | 9318
Foundation Associates agreement (BrainNet) | 250000 | 2013 | 9318
Foundation Associates agreement (BrainNet) | 0 | 2013 |

 
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