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About Us

How we work

The Consortium includes five Research Centers, a Data Coordinating Center, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) program staff, and other collaborators and research groups studying the genomics of rare diseases who wish to become partner members.

Collaboration is a primary theme and will be part of our work in many ways including data sharing within both the GREGoR Consortium and the broader community; Working Groups including members from each Research Center; and exploring innovative partnerships. Outreach, education and advocacy are critical as we learn new ways to solve Mendelian diseases and develop new tools and creative methods that we can share with the broader scientific community.

Photo of researcher using a microscope.   Credit: University of Washington
Credit: University of Washington

How we are funded - NHGRI

The GREGoR Consortium is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Established in 1989, NHGRI collaborates with scientific and medical communities to catalyze genomic breakthroughs and supports the robust study and treatment of specific diseases with our colleagues at NIH. In this uniquely collaborative organization, everyone is focused on contributing to high-impact research and helping to apply new discoveries to the study of human health.

Lisa H. Chadwick, PhD, Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences Chris Wellington, Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences


Consortium Centers

The GREGoR Consortium includes five Research Centers and a Data Coordinating Center.

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Research Centers

Baylor College of Medicine Research Center (BCM-GREGoR)
Broad Institute (Broad)
Children's National Hospital / Invitae - Pediatric Mendelian Genomics (CNH/Invitae)
GREGoR Stanford Site (GSS)
University of Washington Center for Rare Disease Research (UW-CRDR)

Data Coordinating Center

Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

GREGoR Consortium Structure

The Consortium is supported by the leadership of the NHGRI Program Directors. An External Scientific Panel (ESP) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the progress of the Consortium, and providing recommendations and advice to NHGRI. ESP members are senior scientists with relevant expertise who are not PIs in the Consortium.

The Consortium’s Steering Committee, its main governing body, is open to all GREGoR Consortium members and meets monthly to discuss Consortium planning and priorities. The GREGoR Consortium includes the following Committees and Working Groups:

Steering Committee (SC)
Opportunity Fund (OF) Sub-Committee
Data Standards & Analysis Working Group (WG)
Functional Validation, Omics and New Technology (FONT) Working Group (WG)
Functional Validation & Variant to Function (V2F) Sub-Working Group (Sub-WG)
New Technologies Sub-Working Group (Sub-WG)
Policy Working Group (WG)