The Administrative Core is responsible for the organizational aspects of the COBRE including reviewing proposals for funding, budgeting, coordination of seminars and short courses, IAB, and EAC. Three scientific Core facilities are supported within the CBID. These scientific Cores are supported through investments in personnel, supplies, and equipment and interact directly with the principal investigators to help them accomplish their projects.
All Project grant recipients are selected for participation in the CBID-funded program based on submission of their proposals for review by external experts, receipt of a favorable recommendation for funding by the external reviewers, and final support of such recommendation by both the Internal Advisory Board (IAB) and the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of CBID. Prior to finalizing decisions on funding such Project Grants, the PI and Co-Is will submit the Project proposals and reviews to NIGMS Program Officers for review and approval. It is expected that there will be a greater number of proposals submitted for funding than will ultimately receive funding from CBID. Core A will also organize the external review of proposals for project funding, and the communication of results from Projects and scientific Cores through the sponsorship of scientific meetings and symposia.