Program Snapshot

The NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program has been approved for a second stage of support from FY18-21. The overall goal for Stage II of the Metabolomics Program is to realize the potential of metabolomics to inform basic, translational, and clinical research by:

  1. Establishing an enduring national public repository for metabolomic data
  2. Overcoming technical hurdles in analyzing and interpreting metabolomics data, including the ability to determine metabolite identities
  3. Developing consensus for, and promoting adoption of, best practices and guidelines to promote accuracy, reproducibility, and re-analysis of metabolomics data in collaboration with the national and international communities

In stage II, the Metabolomics Program will continue to support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research.

The first stage of the Metabolomics Program was highly successful in supporting the increased use of metabolomics in biomedical research. During this stage, the Metabolomics Program accomplished the following goals:

  • Develop a one-stop shop for metabolomics related information at the Metabolomics Workbench. Here you can find the data repository, metabolomics tools and reference standards, and experimental protocols.
  • Supported the development of new tools and technologies for metabolomics research.
  • Instituted six metabolomics resource cores around the country to increase the national capacity to conduct metabolomics research. These cores are still functioning to provide metabolomics services as the program transitions to stage II.
  • Supported different training opportunities to teach researchers how to do their own metabolomics studies.

Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores

Six Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs) have been funded by the Metabolomics Program. The RCMRCs have improved their capacity to conduct comprehensive metabolomics studies by adding and improving instrumentation, expanding faculty expertise, and developing new training programs.  The RCMRCs are located at the following institutions:

  • University of California-Davis
    • NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center
  • University of North Carolina
    • NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
    • Metabolomics Core
  • University of Kentucky
    • Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics
  • University of Florida
    • Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics
  • University of Michigan
    • Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Research Core

Learn More about the RCMRCs by Clicking on the Icons Below 

West Coast Metabolomics Center Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Eastern Regional Metabolomics Resource Core Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Resource CoreRCMRC Map Locations


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This page last reviewed on September 21, 2018