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IOM Report Outlines Links from Omics Research to Practice

Apr 10, 2012

The Institute of Medicine has released the report Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward, which analyzes the process for translating research in genomics, proteomics, and other molecular biosciences (collectively referred to as omics) into practice.  The report defines responsibilities and best practices for investigators, research institutions, funders, regulators, and journals involved in developing and disseminating clinical omics-based technologies.  The report also emphasizes the critical importance of effective oversight by institutions to “ensure the integrity of the scientific process,” even suggesting that “In certain instances, an outside body should be asked to investigate when an institution might appear too conflicted.”

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.