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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

ELSI Regular Research Program (R01)

Funding Contact(s): Katrina Gwinn, M.D.
Funding Categories: Neurogenetics

Brief Description:

This PA is designed to solicit research projects that anticipate, analyze and address the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of the discovery and use of new information and technologies resulting from human genetic and genomic research. Of particular interest are studies that examine issues and, where appropriate, develop policy options in the following areas: 1) intellectual property issues surrounding access to and use of genetic information; 2) the ethical, legal and social factors that influence the translation of genetic information to improved human health; 3) the issues surrounding the conduct of genetic and genomic research; 4) the use of genetic and genomic information and technologies in non-health care settings; 5) the impact of genetics and genomics on concepts of race, ethnicity, kinship and individual and group identity; 6)the implications, for both individuals and society, of uncovering genetic and genomic contributions to not only disease, but also 'normal' human traits and behaviors; and 7) how different individuals, cultures and religious traditions view the ethical boundaries for the uses of genetics and genomics.

Grant Mechanism: R01
NIH Guide: PA-04-050
Release Date: 2004-01-15
Expiration Date: 2007-01-01