The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program.
The Network is diverse, comprising two lead institutions whose primary missions are biomedical research, education and patient care, and twelve collaborating institutions. OK-INBRE builds State capacity to carry out biomedical research by supporting promising new faculty, recruiting students into biomedical research careers, and sustaining vital core facilities.
The scientific themes of OK-INBRE are multi-disciplinary, targeting the fields of Microbiology & Immunology, Cancer, and Developmental Biology. This thematic focus is closely linked with the strategic research plans of the two lead biomedical research-intensive institutions. Support for students is provided by summer internships, participation in the faculty research projects and enrollment in new educational programs in bioinformatics and genomics. The primary core facilities are focused on functional genomics. An integrated network of bioinformatics facilities dedicated to supporting research in functional genomics is supported, as well as the development of a new core facility whose centerpiece is a functional magnetic resonance imager (MRI) devoted exclusively to animal research to support statewide research in cancer and neuroscience.
Acknowledging OK-INBRE in Publications:
For each publication that results from grant support provided by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), grantees must include an acknowledgment of support and a disclaimer stating the following:
This project (or publication) was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number 8P20GM103447.