? ADMINISTRATIVE CORE The primary objective of the Administrative Core is to ensure the effective integration and interaction of the scientists and other personnel working on the Projects and Scientific Cores that comprise this PPG. First, the Core establishes the scientific priorities and directions of the research through regular meetings of the PPG?s Executive Committee. Second, the Core is responsible for administering the day-to-day activities of the PPG, including the monitoring of all budgets, submission of progress reports, and adherence to regulatory requirements associated with our research. Third, the Core coordinates the many modes of communication among PPG investigators, including regular meetings, work-in-progress seminars, and interactions with our Internal Advisory Committee, that ensure our cohesive research program. Likewise, the Core supports visits to New York by members of our External Advisory Committee, and key consultants, to meet with PPG faculty and trainees and review the progress of our research. Fourth, the Core maintains a creative PPG website to foster communication not only among PPG investigators, but also with the scientific community and general public at large. Such communication includes resource and data sharing and the dissemination of vast amounts of genome-wide gene expression and chromatin data as rapidly as possible as well as enabling the free download of novel PPG software designed to analyze complex datasets. Fifth, the Core fosters several additional outreach efforts to patient advocacy and community organizations. Sixth, the Core, through the Executive Committee, works to ensure the successful career paths of numerous students and postdoctoral trainees. We expect numerous individual R and K grants and NRSAs to be generated by the PPG's research. Such career development focuses in particular on the recruitment and retention of women and of scientists from under-represented groups; we are proud of our track record in this regard. Seventh, the Core is responsible, in collaboration with our various training programs, to ensure the safe and ethical conduct of research with the highest rigor. Joining together effectively to form a unified research team is key to the success of this large undertaking, and we are confident in our ability to accomplish this goal.