Microarray Survey Annc.-ABRF

C.griffin aniya at itsa.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 8 15:16:18 EST 2001


An invitation to microarray researchers, 

The deadline for submissions to the new ABRF MICROARRAY RESEARCH GROUP 
2000-2001 STUDY has been extended to Wed., Jan. 10, 2001. 

Please note that this is a new study.  Please submit data to this study 
even if you participated in our previous study (which was held at the 
end of 1999 and the first two months of 2000).   The survey form for 
this new study is posted at 
http://brcweb.bio.cornell.edu/marg2000/index.html.

The goal of this study is to build a current picture of the microarray 
analysis world.  The focus is on both Affymetrix GeneChip and all 
sources of cDNA,oligonucleotide, and protein microarray spotting 
technologies.  Laboratories using these technologies are invited to  
participate in this study by filling out a  web based survey form.  The 
form is used to collect information such as instrumentation, protocols, 
staffing, funding, and throughput.  This data will be analyzed to build 
a current profile of microarray analysis laboratories.

Please note that this is not a sales or marketing survey.  
The survey is being done by the Microarray Research Group of the 
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (http://www.abrf.org). 
The results will be freely available to the microarrays  community 
following analysis of the data. The survey is geared to gather 
information  anonymously from academic, pharmaceutical, and commercial 
laboratories that offer microarray technologies as a shared resource; 
however individual laboratories employing  these technologies are also 
encouraged and very welcome to participate in the survey.

The results of our last survey are posted on the web at
http://abrf.org/ABRF/ResearchCommittees/MARG/MARG_Survey_2000_Poster.pdf.
 An analysis of data submitted to this survey will be presented at the 
ABRF2001 meeting in February 2001 
(http://www.faseb.org/meetings/abrf2001) and will then be posted on the 
web.

We appreciate your participation in this study.

The ABRF Microarray Research Group:
George Grills, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (co-chair)
Chandi Griffin, University of California, San Francisco, CA (co-chair)
Kevin Knudtson, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Kathryn Lilley, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 
Aldo Massimi, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Laurey Steinke, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE (EB liaison)
James VanEe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY







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