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Scientific Components

The components and projects that comprise the Early Detection Research Network.
  • Biomarker Development Laboratories

    Responsible for the development and characterization of new biomarkers or the refinement of existing biomarkers.

  • Biomarker Reference Laboratories

    Serve as a Network resource for clinical and laboratory validation of biomarkers, which includes technological development, quality control, refinement, and high throughput.

  • Clinical Validation Centers

    Conduct clinical and epidemiological research regarding the clinical application of biomarkers.

  • Data Management and Coordinating Center

    Coordinates the EDRN research activities, providing logistic support, and conducting statistical and computational research for data analysis, analyzing data for validation. Also responsible for EDRN common database development.

  • Informatics Center

    The Informatics Center supports EDRN's efforts through the development of software systems for information management. The center is at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

2015 Steering Committee Meeting

The next EDRN Steering Committee Meeting will take place March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Announcement 12/02/2014

New Round of EDRN FOAs

The RFAs for EDRN have been released:
- Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01),
- Clinical Validation Centers (U01),
- Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24),
- Data Management and Coordinating Center (U24).

EDRN Renewal flyer NOTE-New receipt deadline for applications submitted for all EDRN FOAs is January 20, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

There will be a Pre-Application webinar to discuss each of the four individual EDRN FOAs on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 1pm-5pm (Eastern). Potential applicants interested in participating in the webinar should send a message to Dr. Sharmistha Ghosh (ghoshjanjigias@mail.nih.gov) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) November 21, 2014. Please mention the FOA of interest in the subject line.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.