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
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
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
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, Gen. Clin. Res. Ctr., University of California, San
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