New Models of Collaboration in Genome-Wide Association Studies: The Genetic Association Information Network

Nat Genet. 2007 Sep;39(9):1045-51. doi: 10.1038/ng2127.

Abstract

The Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) is a public-private partnership established to investigate the genetic basis of common diseases through a series of collaborative genome-wide association studies. GAIN has used new approaches for project selection, data deposition and distribution, collaborative analysis, publication and protection from premature intellectual property claims. These demonstrate a new commitment to shared scientific knowledge that should facilitate rapid advances in understanding the genetics of complex diseases.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / genetics
  • Biomedical Research / methods*
  • Bipolar Disorder / genetics
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Genome, Human / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Information Services / organization & administration*
  • International Cooperation
  • Models, Organizational
  • Psoriasis / genetics