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Funding Opportunities now available for the NIH Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program

Nov 18, 2015 13:54

Funding Opportunities now available for the NIH Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program


The new Common Fund Program Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans has two overarching goals: 1) to assemble a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity and 2) to develop a user-friendly database that any researcher can access to develop hypotheses regarding the mechanisms whereby physical activity improves or preserves health.


The NIH is now inviting applications for the following six Funding Opportunities:


A Consortium Coordinating Center to oversee the entire project, including the development of consortium protocols by the MoTrPAC Steering Committee, the conduct of the clinical study, and the biospecimen distribution, storage, and analysis.


A Bioinformatics Center to develop a multidimensional data resource that is capable of receiving the range of datasets from the Chemical Analysis Sites and distributing them to the broad scientific community in formats that investigators can use to develop and test hypotheses about the mechanisms by which physical activity improves health.


Clinical Centers to implement a physical activity protocol and collect appropriate data and biospecimens.


Chemical Analysis Sites to characterize human and animal samples using proteomic, metabolomic, genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptional profiling approaches and to perform initial analyses of datasets.


Preclinical Animal Study Sites to provide tissues that cannot be obtained from human participants and to explore the functions, sources, and target tissues of molecules that are affected by physical activity and thought to be relevant to human health.


For additional information, please visit Included at this site is a list of frequently asked questions regarding these funding announcements.


The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation’s Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about the NIH and its programs, visit the NIH website.


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