The Common Fund Program - Accelerating Translation of Glycoscience:
Integration and Accessibility - aims to develop accessible and affordable new tools and technologies for studying carbohydrates that will allow biomedical researchers to significantly advance our understanding of the roles of these
complex molecules in health and disease.
This program will enable investigators who might not otherwise conduct research in the glycosciences, to undertake the study of carbohydrate structure and function.
This FOA solicits development of new, more easily accessible tools, reagents, and technologies to facilitate identification, tracking, manipulation, and analysis of glycans with their biological binding partners and determine their functions.
This initiative may build on efforts that interface with existing technologies and procedures to make them easier to access and use.
As applicable, efforts must consider:
factors for scale-up; efforts to make instrumentation broadly accessible and cost-effective for the end-user; and compatibility of data generated with integration into existing databases.
While this FOA seeks development of new or more robust tools and technologies, the related RFA RM-18-037 is a solicitation for adaptation of existing technologies for simplification and ease of accessibility to the greater biomedical research community.