Release Date:  January 31, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-DA-01-007

National Institute on Drug Abuse


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for Genetics Studies is a 
repository of biosamples and associated data that was created by NIDA to 
advance the study of the human genetics of drug addiction vulnerability.  
NIDA is funding numerous human genetics research projects aimed at 
identifying the genes that confer susceptibility to drug abuse, drug 
addiction, and drug abuse-related behaviors.  Since progress in scientific 
understanding depends upon free and open exchange of knowledge, NIDA 
established the NIDA Center for Genetic Studies repository to facilitate 
timely access by other researchers to the primary data and biomaterials 
generated by these studies, after a proprietary period.  Analysis of the data 
and materials in the repository by other scientists may stimulate research, 
speeding the identification and characterization of the genes that contribute 
to addiction, and related behaviors as well as other diseases, conditions, or 
behaviors.  Knowledge of the specific genes involved may eventually lead to 
development of novel therapeutic strategies and agents, and to improvement of 
preventive interventions.

NIDA, in consultation with the NGC and with other members of the biomedical 
research community, has established procedures governing access to the 
materials stored in the NIDA Center for Genetic Studies repository.  Access 
is gained by approval of an Access Request.

The complete document, Distribution Of Genetic Data And Biomaterials From The 
NIDA Center For Genetic Studies, which describes the Access Request, and its 
companion document, NIDA Distribution Agreement, can be found at 

For additional information on this document, please contact:

Secretary, NIDA Genetic Data Access Request Committee
Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4274, MSC 9643
Bethesda, MD 20892-9643
Telephone:  301-443-6300
FAX: 301-594-6043

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