Rare Disease Challenge: Be HEARD Submission Page

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Do you have a rare disease? Are you the family or friend of someone with a rare disease? Are you from a non-profit group, foundation or advocacy group member, or are you from for-profit company that would like to be connected to a non-profit researcher to help work with you to apply for this study? If so, fill out the form below and an RGI representative will reach out to you to help identify potential appropriate collaborators.

Are you a researcher that would like to work on a rare disease but don’t know where to start in finding a rare disease to work on or how to access samples in order to use some of the donations, what disease to work on, or how to find applicable samples in order to use some of the donations? If so, fill out the form below and an RGI representative will reach out to you to help identify potential appropriate collaborators.

Fill the below submission form or download the Submission Form here! (If you are having trouble downloading: right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer)

Reminder: Please do not forget to apply for any needed donated services as we will only award them to those who have filled the appropriate sections.

Background and Summary: Please describe the rare disease under study
(e.g. epidemiology, molecular basis, clinical presentation, available therapies, etc...).
Include a summary of research for this disease, and if appropriate, your own contributions. (750 word limit)

Please select donated services you'd like to apply for

View the full list of donated services

Platinum  Custom mouse model (Taconic) Human tissue functional assays (Biopta) Clinical Development Consulting (Charles River Laboratories) Genome Analysis Software (Ingenuity Systems) Primer design and qPCR analysis (DNA Software)

Gold Custom Zinc Finger Nuclease (Sigma Life Science) Expression analysis (Genemarkers) Assay development (donated by Cisbio Bioassays) Data collaboration software (Collaborative Drug Discovery) NGS Analysis (Novocraft Technologies) Bioinformatics software (BioDiscovery) Bioinformatics Consulting (BioVariance) TAQ Reagents (Sigma Life Science)

Silver and Bronze Sequencing services (Otogenetics) Chromosome methylation assays (Karyologic) Compound synthesis (Apertus Pharmaceuticals) Plasmid acquisition (Addgene) Chemistry consulting (SARmont) Custom antibodies (Antibodies Inc) Rare disease consulting (Three Pillars Biotechnology)

View the full list of donated services

Service Donation Prize Proposals: Based on the selected checkboxes above, please explain how you will make use of the selected service.
Please include scientific rationale, related prior research, and proposed next steps. (750 word limit per service selected)

Prize Proposal ($10,000 Prize): Describe the following:
-scientific approach and rationale for how you would utilize the cash prize for research
-how it would advance research for the rare disease under study
-estimate budget: how will the money would be used (750 word limit)

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By submitting this application, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the guidelines, terms and conditions of this challenge.