Program Snapshot

The NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program aims to increase national capacity in metabolomics by supporting the development of next generation technologies to enhance the sensitivity and speed with which specific elements of the cellular metabolome can be identified and quantified, providing training and mentoring opportunities, increasing the inventory of chemically identifiable metabolites through the synthesis and availability of high quality reference standards, and by promoting data sharing and collaboration.

Metabolomics has been approved for stage II funding

The NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program has been approved for a second stage of support from fiscal years 2018-2021. In the second stage of the program, Common Fund will continue to support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research. Investments in the second phase will focus on establishing a robust national repository for metabolomics data with the goal of making all NIH-supported metabolomics data publicly accessible and available for reuse; developing new computational tools to facilitate the analysis and interpretation of complex metabolomics data sets; and supporting projects to expedite unknown metabolite identification.

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

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West Coast Metabolomics CenterMichigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource CoreEastern Regional Metabolomics Resource CoreSoutheast Center for Integrated MetabolomicsResource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved MetabolomicsMayo Clinic Metabolomics Resource CoreRCMRC Map Locations


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This page last reviewed on November 17, 2017