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Research Institute of Industrial Economics — Genomic Research Methods (2019)

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To support the work with Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.
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Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,500,000 over three years to the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) to support the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC). Our understanding is that SSGAC has received substantially less funding to date than comparable consortia (such as in psychiatric genetics), but still produces high-quality, replicable research and serves as a model of careful public communication, most notably through their discussions of frequently asked questions. Approximately 20% of this grant is intended to support work on bioethics and the public discussion of these topics.

This follows our August 2016 support for IFN and falls within our interest in scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing tools and techniques.