To assist UMass investigators, the UMass Deep Sequencing Core (DSC) will provide a formal letter of support to include in new, revised, or renewal grant applications. This formal DSC support letter has three functions. First, it describes the general operations, personnel, and analytical services available through the DSC to all UMass basic science or clinical researchers. Second, the letter indicates how the availability of massively parallel sequencing by synthesis (MPSS) Solexa/Illumina-based technology on the UMass Medical campus would facilitate specific studies proposed in the grant application and enhance research productivity. Third, the letter confirms that the investigator has access to cost-effective deep sequencing analysis services, data management and computational analysis guidelines, and on-site technical consultation in support of their research program.
If you would like to request a letter of support to include in your grant application, please provide the following information:
Please email your request along with this information to: Maria.Zapp@umassmed.edu
Based on demand, please submit your request for a customized letter of technical support seven to ten days prior to your preferred receipt date.