Human Variome Project announces major grant program
The Human Variome Project, in conjunction with the Human Variome Project Chinese Node, announced today, during the opening of the 4th Biennial Meeting of the Human Variome Project Consortium, a major new grants program to support activities undertaken by members of the Human Variome Project Consortium to build capacity around medical genetics and genomics and share knowledge across national borders.
The aim of the Human Variome Project/China Country Development Program is to support the growth of a viable, sustainable network of HVP Country Nodes across the world. This growing network will support the achievement of the broader aims of the Human Variome Project including ensuring that all information on genetic variation can be collected, curated, interpreted and shared freely and openly, and that this open sharing will result in speedier, better and cheaper diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.
Using funds generously provided by China, the Board of Human Variome Project International has established a pool of money for the purposes of promoting knowledge exchange activities among and between institutions and organisations that are members or who host members of the Human Variome Project consortium. In allocating these funds in 2012, it has been decided to launch a process open to members of the Project.
More information on the Human Variome Project/China Country Development Program is available on the Human Variome Project Website.