Metabolomics Data Analysis (R03)


Metabolomics Data Analysis (R03)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health


Specific Areas of Research Interest

Collaborations between computational and biomedical experts for the secondary analysis of existing metabolomics datasets to probe specific biomedical questions or to validate a new analytical approach could include, but are not limited to:

  • Improved methods of processing raw data for compound identification from MS/NMR peaks/features
  • Integration of metabolite data acquired across different metabolomics technological platforms
  • Metabolic modeling of known or unknown pathways with regard to a disease or disorder
  • Novel data visualizations that better uncover relationships between diseases and metabolites.
  • Validation of new methods or statistical analyses to test a specific biomedical question
  • Integration of metabolomics data with other ‘omics data to test specific biomedical questions

If analytical tools or methods are being developed, generalizable, scalable and portable solutions appropriate for scientists, not expert in informatics, are particularly encouraged. If research projects involving secondary data analyses are proposed, they could involve use of the datasets currently residing in the Metabolomics Consortium Data Repository of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program or in another publicly available database. Applicants proposing analysis of data not yet deposited or in another public database with open access must confirm willingness to share the data in accordance with all applicable rules for the protection of human subjects, which may include Department of Health and Human Services regulations at 45 CFR Part 46 and other federal and state laws that regulate the use of human subject data.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research staff listed below for clarification regarding the scope of this funding opportunity.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-RM-15-021
Funding Opportunity Title: Metabolomics Data Analysis (R03)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.310 — Trans-NIH Research Support
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Oct 30, 2015
Creation Date: Oct 30, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 11, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 11, 2016  
Archive Date: Mar 13, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor:


Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
State governments
County governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of this small research grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to foster collaboration between bioinformaticians, metabolomics experts, and/or biomedical researchers in efforts to improve the ability to analyze metabolomics data to address biomedical questions. It is also expected that these grants would complement the current efforts of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program and maximize the value of existing metabolomics databases and resources.
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