The Scalable and Systematic Neurobiology of Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Risk Genes


Date and Time

October 26, 2023
2:00–3:30 p.m. ET


A technical assistance webinar will be held for prospective applicants of the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): The Scalable and Systematic Neurobiology of Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Risk Genes (SSPsyGene) Consortium: Assay and Data Generation Centers (RM1) (RFA-MH-24-145 ). National Institute of Mental Health staff will be available to answer questions related to this NOFO. Participation in the webinar is optional and is not required to apply to these companion applications.

Awards under this NOFO will be part of a collaborative consortium with the long-term goal of developing a comprehensive phenotypic catalog across biological scales for genes and gene variants associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders (NPDs). This resource will be made available for broad use by the biomedical community. The SSPsyGene Consortium will support multidisciplinary research centers to optimize and implement systematic and scalable approaches for characterizing the developmental, molecular, cellular, systems, and organismal neurobiological function of genes associated with risk for NPDs. The resulting phenotypic data will be integrated across modalities, levels of organization, and genes to create a harmonized, integrated knowledge base that forms a solid foundation of data needed to make robust inferences into potential shared and unique disease mechanisms. To accomplish this objective, NIMH established and proposes to expand a consortium of investigators at multiple sites and with broad expertise in the areas of genomics, high throughput technology, and neurobiology, linked together through a central Data Resource and Administrative Coordination Center that serves to promote collaboration and communication and to provide data integration across the consortium.

Sponsored by

Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science


No registration is required for this event.


All prospective applicants are invited to attend and are highly encouraged to submit questions at least one week in advance to the webinar via email to: [email protected]

More Information

  • The webinar will be held via Zoom. Zoom details:
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    • Meeting ID: 160 9351 4787
    • Passcode: 265080
    • Dial by your location:
    • +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
    • +1 646 828 7666 US (New York)
    • +1 551 285 1373 US (New Jersey)
    • +1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)
  • NOFO 
  • Individuals who need interpreting services and other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact [email protected]. Requests should be made five days in advance of the event.


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