The Administrative Core's infrastructure will help ensure the Center's success and accelerate application of its discoveries. The Core will provide broad organization, scheduling, institutional compliance and financial control across the P50 activities and also coordinate P50 activities with the NIH. Core A also will be responsible for ensuring the Center's projects retain a patient-centric philosophy, and it will manage and support the Enrichment and Pilot components of the Center. Core A has the following three specific aims:
SPECIFIC AIM 1 : Provide Center-wide communication, organization, and coordination Communication, efficient transfer and integration of diverse opinions are critical to the success of our mission. Therefore, Core A virill interact with all other Projects and Cores to organize, track, and update progress of patient analyses, including the timely transfer of data from project to project and of notifications regarding items that might affect interpretation. The Core will also track and communicate changes in patients'wishes with regard to opting in or out of the study.
SPECIFIC AIM 2 : Control the Center "clock" The Core will activate a mandatory re-analysis of exome data for each patient every 18 months to incorporate discoveries made in the field since the initial analysis. In addition, the Core will manage and track, using automated software, the "20-week" timeline that is the Center's goal for identification of a patient to return of results, including sequencing, pipeline analysis, discussion, and incorporation of functional analyses.
SPECIFIC AIM 3 : Manage proposal solicitation and evaluation for the Pilot &Feasibility Program and support both it and the Enrichment Program.

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The Administrative Core's infrastructure will help ensure the Center's success by providing broad organization, scheduling, institutional compliance and financial control, by coordinating interactions with other funded centers at Duke and elsewhere, by ensuring the Center's projects retain a patient-centric philosophy, and by supporting the Enrichment and Pilot Programs.

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