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DOE Human Genome Program Contractor-Grantee Workshop
192. Human Genome Program Coordination Activities
Sylvia J. Spengler and Janice L.
The DOE Human Genome Program of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) has developed a number of tools for management of the Program. Among these was the Human Genome Coordinating Committee (HGCC), established in l988. In 1996, the HGCC was expanded to a broader vision of the role of genomic technologies in OBER programs, and the name was changed to reflect this broadening. The HGCC is now the Biotechnology Forum. The Forum is chaired by Dr. A Patrinos, Associate Director, OBER. Members of the Human Genome Program Management Task group and of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee's subcommittee on the Human Genome are ex-officio members of the Biotechnology Forum. Responsibilities of the Forum include assisting OBER in overall coordination of DOE-funded genome research; facilitating the development and dissemination of novel genome technologies; recommending establishment of ad hoc task groups in specific areas, such as informatics, technologies, and model organisms; and evaluation of progress and consideration of long-term goals. Members also serve on the Joint DOE-NIH subcommittee on the Human Genome, for interagency coordination. The coordination group also participates in interface programs with other facilities and provides scientific support for development of other OBER goals, as requested.
This work was supported by the Director, Office of Energy Research, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Human Genome Program, of the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098.
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