Flow cytometry is used throughout basic and clinical research efforts. However, the complexity and magnitude of the data generated can be a barrier to data sharing, annotation, and bioinformatics analysis. Currently, this barrier limits the ability of researchers to make cytometry data available to the public and to fulfill NIH mandates for data distribution. Achieving the contract's specific aims will meet a critical need by developing and implementing a data sharing plan for researchers studying blood and related fields (immunology, leukemia &lymphoma, autoimmunity, stem cells), which routinely rely on flow cytometry. Work in this contract will provide an environment and method for sharing of data with the broader research community, greatly improving the speed of experiments, enabling deeper understanding of complex datasets, and ultimately yielding insights into the causes of human diseases.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Small Business Innovation Research – Phase II (N44)
Project #
268201300037C-0-0-1
Application #
8737521
Study Section
Project Start
2013-08-01
Project End
2015-07-31
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$1,018,697
Indirect Cost
Name
Cytobank, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
828762513
City
Mountain View
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94043