NIH Requests Information on Processes for database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Data Submission, Access, and Management
On February 21, 2017, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comment on the data submission and access processes for the NIH National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). The RFI also seeks comment on the management of data in dbGaP in order to consider options to improve and streamline these processes and to maximize the use and utility of dbGaP.
The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found by clicking here. Electronic responses will be accepted through April 7, 2017. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. Comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change after the close of the comment period to the following website: http://osp.od.nih.gov/sites/default/files/resouces//dbGaP_Public_Comments_Data_Submission_Access_Management.pdf.
Comments may also be mailed to: Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 7, 2017, to be considered.
Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz.
For more information or additional questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy, by email at SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301-496-9838.