NIGMS Support for Biomedical Data Repositories and Biomedical Knowledgebases

Notice Number: NOT-GM-20-014

Key Dates
Release Date: January 28, 2020

Related Announcements

PAR-20-089 "Biomedical Data Repository (U24- Clinical Trials Not Allowed)"

PAR-20-097 "Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)"

PA-19-056 "NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

PAR-19-367 "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35 - Clinical Trial Optional)"

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


This Notice is to alert investigators that applications for biomedical data repositories or knowledgebases submitted as R01s or R35s will no longer be considered for funding by NIGMS. NIH has published two new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): PAR-20-089 "Biomedical Data Repository (U24- Clinical Trials Not Allowed)" and PAR-20-097 "Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)". As noted in these FOAs, data repositories and knowledgebases have distinct functions, metrics for success, and sustainability needs. In order to support these resources most effectively, NIGMS intends to fund them as cooperative agreement awards. NIGMS applications proposing a free-standing data repository or knowledgebase resource must therefore apply under PAR-20-089 or PAR-20-097.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Veerasamy Ravichandra, Ph.D.
Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences
National Institute of General Sciences