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RNA Ontology Consortium
The RNA Ontology Consortium is an international organization whose purpose is to create a standard vocabulary for studying ribonucleic acid. The Consortium shall also provide a central system for organizing information related to ribonucleic acid. The Consortium is one of the National Science Foundation's Research Coordination Networks . The Foundation shall provide 500,000 USD to support the Consortium for five years. The Consortium's information shall be hosted by Bowling Green State University and available via the internet.
The Consortium's leader is Dr. Neocles Leontis, a Bowling Green State University chemistry professor. The Consortium also includes scientists from the United States, Great Britain, France, Canada and Australia. Researchers from Stanford, Duke, Yale, Rutgers and Georgia Tech universities, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of North Carolina, the University of Rochester, the University of Montréal , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire in France, and the Scripps Research Institute shall participate in the Consortium.
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