NIH investigators are eligible to collaborate with the RNAi program at NCATS and access screening facility resources. Open application cycles occur once each year and last about two months. During these cycles:
- NIH investigators work with RNAi experts at NCATS to develop an assay. Review the latest version of the assay screening manual.
- The NIH investigator submits a proposal for review to his or her Institute or Center and to a trans-NIH review committee for RNAi activities. Rejected proposals can be revised to address key concerns and resubmitted for additional review.
- Following proposal approval, NCATS staff and the NIH investigator work together to develop and execute a project plan.
NIH investigators interested in collaborating with the RNAi program should contact Madhu A. Lal-Nag, Ph.D. to get started.