The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a state-of-the-art world class biorepository of well annotated stored biospecimens widely available to H3Africa Consortium, African and International researchers for genomic discovery projects. The information obtained from the genomic analysis of the samples will allow researchers to develop or test new diagnostic tests, personalize treatment options, and develop new treatment methods. Over the course of this six year project, the Integrated Biorepository of H3Africa Uganda will collect, process and store over 400,000 highly valuable samples that are annotated with relevant clinical information, and distribute them to qualified researchers working in the fied of genetics/genomics in Africa and beyond.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Type
Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase I (UH2)
Project #
1UH2HG007051-01A1
Application #
8575606
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHG1-HGR-P (M2))
Program Officer
Guyer, Mark S
Project Start
2013-09-20
Project End
2015-07-31
Budget Start
2013-09-20
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$121,056
Indirect Cost
Name
Makerere University
Department
Type
DUNS #
850536636
City
Kampala
State
Country
Uganda
Zip Code
7062