Status Report

New NASA Space Biology RFI on Reference ‘Omics Experiments for GeneLab Science Definition Team

By SpaceRef Editor
November 6, 2015
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Solicitation Number: NNH16ZTT001L
Release Date: Nov 05, 2015
Response Date: Jan 05, 2016

NASA’s Space Biology program investigates primary mechanisms behind changes in living systems due to spaceflight and microgravity in hopes of developing the foundations for a human presence in space for extended periods in preparation for exploration. Another goal is to apply this knowledge and technology to improve our nation’s competitiveness, education, and the quality of life on Earth.

NASA seeks inputs to this RFI so that it can design ‘omics reference experiments needed by the Space Life Sciences community. NASA will establish an internal Science Definition Team (SDT) to use the community inputs provided by respondents to this RFI (and a subsequent workshop) to design one or more reference experiments/investigations. After the experiment, the raw data will be posted online at the NASA GeneLab data repository website ( It is anticipated that the results will be used to issue open solicitations for proposals from the science community for further bioinformatics analysis.

The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at: Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site. This RFI is open to responses from all parties including commercial entities, international organizations, academia, NASA Centers, and other government agencies. The information obtained will be used by NASA for planning and acquisition strategy development.

NASA will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI on a non-attribution basis. Providing data and information that is limited or restricted for use by NASA for that purpose would be of very little value and such restricted/limited data/information is not covered under this request. No information or questions received will be posted to any website or public access location. NASA does not plan to respond to the individual responses. The Government does not intend to award an award on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.

SpaceRef staff editor.