The goal of the PGRN-Hub is to enhance scientific exchange and to expand the boundaries of understanding drug response within the context of precision medicine, both within the PGRN and between the PGRN and the scientific community at large. PGRN-Hub will support activities in three main areas: organizing scientific meetings, creating a robust PGRN website with multiple features and facilitating opportunities to access large resources that will enable collaborative research.
Overview of Administrative Coordination of Hub for Pharmacogenomics Research Network
PGRN-Hub will encourage and support participation of all investigators with an interest in precision medicine through establishment of an efficient and innovative infrastructure that promotes scientific exchange through the following aims:
Aim 1. Provide support and infrastructure for PGRN meetings, conference calls and webinars that use information technologies and novel meeting activities to enhance communication and scientific exchange. In particular, we will provide logistical and technical support for (a) at least two PGRN annual meetings at designated PGRN sites and (b) regular conference calls and webinars.
Aim 2. Establish a PGRN Virtual Home to enhance and promote communications among PGRN members and with scientific and public audiences while attracting new membership. In particular, we will (a) develop and promote a web interface to unify, organize, and display all PGRN resources and activities at pgrn.org; (b) host TED-style lectures and display professional-quality presentations that highlight up-to-date PGRN accomplishments; and (c) establish a password-protected intranet to handle PGRN meeting logistics and to support PGRN webinars and internal collaborations.
Aim 3. Promote a collaborative and synergistic network by (a) incorporating networking opportunities into our meetings; (b) soliciting open proposals to develop and incubate new ideas for collaborations; and (c) providing access to information from key resources that will support the conduct of the proposed collaborative projects including PGRN Enabling Resources, BioBank Japan and the RPGEH.