An Assessment of the Protein Structure Initiative

​The National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council has requested, through its Large Grants Working Group, that assessments be done of each of the large grant programs of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The Council will use these assessments as it advises NIGMS on the goals and strategic management of its large grants programs.

The first of these assessments, an examination of the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), was carried out by a panel of scientists that solicited input from the scientific community and other interested parties in June-July 2007 and met on the NIH campus on September 24, 2007. The panel issued a report to the NIGMS Director in December 2007 and the report was presented to the Council at its January 2008 meeting.