1. Incorporate existing datasets from animal and human toxicogenomic studies, from both the private and public sectors, into the public data repository, provided that they meet the established criteria.

  2. Communicate with the private sector, government, and academia to formulate mutually acceptable and beneficial approaches and policies for appropriate data sharing and data distribution that encourage including data from the private and public sectors.

  1. Develop additional analytical tools for integrating epidemiologic and clinical data with toxicogenomic data.

  2. NIEHS, in conjunction with other institutions, should cooperate to create a centralized national biorepository for human clinical and epidemiologic samples, building on existing efforts.

Long Term

  1. Work with public and private agencies to develop large, well-designed epidemiologic toxicogenomic studies of potentially informative populations—studies that include collecting samples over time and carefully assessing environmental exposures.



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