Model Organism investigators are encouraged to register and indicate their gene/pathway/cellular system areas of interest and expertise in the Network Registry. Registration will indicate an interest in linking to clinicians representing patients with rare diseases, and collaborating in Network projects.
The Scientific Advisory Committee uses the registry database to determine which scientists are doing work relevant to a newly identified human disease gene. Registrants who meet the criteria for a given gene will be invited to apply for a Catalyst Grant.
The intention of this program is to identify researchers who have an existing history of research in the function of genes orthologues to newly identified rare disease genes (ideally, who are poised to immediately conduct functional analyses that inform a human disease gene that has been discovered). You should register the genes that you study in your laboratory in your favourite model experimental organism.
If you are a model organism researcher and wish to register
please visit the Rare Disease Registry website at:
Go to RDMMN Registry