Community Action Alert for Model Organism Databases

Please respond to NIH request for information (RFI) NOT-OD-21-182: Request for Information (RFI) on User Experience with Scientific Data Sources and Tools

NIH has issued this request for information (RFI) on the use of data resources. The deadline to respond to this RFI is October 15, 2021. The RFI is very broad and mentions Model Organism Databases only in passing (only FlyBase is mentioned by name in the RFI). Continued adequate funding for community centric model organism data resources like MGI is in danger. It is, therefore, very important that NIH receives a robust response from the biomedical community on how Model Organism data resources are used and their value to biomedical research.

Thank you for your support!

I’m just replying to bump this up to the top of the page, and to remind people that the deadline for comment is this coming Friday.