NIH CIDR Program

Investigators apply for FREE services

The largest funding source for the CIDR facility is the NIH CIDR Program, a federal contract from the National Institutes of Health at Johns Hopkins University funded by ten NIH Institutes: NHGRI, NCI, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDCR, NIEHS, NINDS and the NIH Office of the Director.

In order to apply for genomic services through the Program, an investigator must already have, or be planning to apply, for funding from one of the NIH Institutes listed above. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, detailed application instructions are found here. If an investigator’s X01 application is reviewed and approved for funding, the applying investigator does not pay for services from their grant, the supporting NIH Institute pays for the requested services directly to CIDR.

CIDR Program funding details

CIDR has successfully competed for and retained continuous contract funding since 1996.

The most recent contract for the NIH CIDR Program, High Throughput Genotyping and DNA Sequencing for Studying the Genetic Contributions to Human Health and Disease, was awarded January 1, 2017 and is funded by individual Task Orders. Dr. Lawrence Brody of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is the Government Scientific Officer.

Johns Hopkins University investigators include:

  • Dr. Kimberly Doheny, Associate Professor, Lead Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. David Valle, Professor, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Alan Scott, Associate Professor, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Hua Ling, Co-Investigator
  • Dr. Elizabeth Pugh, Co-Investigator
  • Dr. Christopher Gocke, Co-Investigator

Federal contract number and ceiling amount:

2017-2023     $213,478,000 ceiling (HHSN268201700006I)

Prior NIH CIDR Program contracts:

2012-2017     $87,403,869 (HHSN26802000008I)

2007-2012     $68,625,989 (HHSN268200782096C & HHSN268201100011I)

1996-2008     $72,505,388 (N01-HG-65403)