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Name of Collaboratory :


1000 Genomes Project


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 2007 End Date : Info Last Updated : Fri, Dec 3 2010 6:00pm PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Data Systems  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :


Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Genetics, Human and Animal  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The 1000 Genomes Project is an international research effort to establish by far the most detailed catalogue of human genetic variation. Scientists plan to sequence the genomes of at least one thousand anonymous participants from a number of different ethnic groups within the next three years, using newly developed technologies which are faster and less expensive. In 2010, the project finished its pilot phase, which was described in detail in a publication in Nature. As of late 2010, the project is in its production phase with a target of sequencing upwards of 2000 individuals.

The project unites multidisciplinary research teams from institutes around the world, including the United Kingdom, China and the United States. Each will contribute to the enormous sequence dataset and to a refined human genome map, which will be freely accessible through public databases to the scientific community and the general public alike.

By providing an overview of all genetic variation, not only what is biomedically relevant, the consortium will generate a valuable tool for all fields of natural science, especially in the disciplines of Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.

The project is governed by a steering committee and the rest of the participants are organized into four groups: 1) Samples and ELSI Group, 2) Production Group, 3) Analysis Group, 4) Data Flow Group.


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Access to Information Resources :

  The data already gathered and analyzed by the project is publicly available via their Website.  

Access to People as Resources :


Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
United States Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Planning and Development Committee
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Project Management Agency (DLR)
Shenzhen Local Municipal Government, China
Wellcome Trust

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

Organizations with Funded Participants:
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
Yeshiva University
   Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Boston College
Brigham and Womens Hospital
British Columbia Cancer Agency (BC Cancer Agency)
Center for Non-Communicable Disesases
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
McGill University
   Centre of Genomics and Policy
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cornell University
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
   European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg) (EMBL)
   European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Genetic Interest Group (GIG)
Harvard University
Indian Statistical Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Leiden University
   Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Life Technologies
Louisiana State University
University of Malawi
   College of Medicine (University of Malawi)
      Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme‚Ä®
Massachusetts General Hospital
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Medical Research Council (MRC)
   Medical Research Council (UK), The Gambia
United States Department of Health and Human Services
   National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences‚Ä® (NIEHS)
      National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
      National Library of Medicine (NLM)
         National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Planning and Development Committee
University of Oxford
   The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
   Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
Ponce School of Medicine
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
   Project Management Agency (DLR)
Roche Applied Science
Shenzhen Local Municipal Government, China
Simon Fraser University
Stanford University
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Universidad de Antioquia
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
University College London
University of Auckland
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
University of Chicago (UChicago)
University of Geneva
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Montreal
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
University of Salamanca
University of Southern California (USC)
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Yale University

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
The Broad Institute (another collaboratory) is listed as a collaborator also.


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