Administrative Coordinating Center (ACC)

Updated 10/12/2021

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Westat, Inc. serves as the Administrative Coordinating Center (ACC) for TOPMed.  The ACC works in close coordination with other components of the TOPMed ecosystem, such as investigators, the information resource core (IRC), the sequencing centers, the soon to be awarded data management core (DMC), and NHLBI.

The ACC supports TOPMed program by providing:

  • Program administration, coordination, and communication across TOPMed committees and working groups;
  • Scientific consultation and technical assistance to investigators accessing TOPMed data;
  • Publication coordination and tracking from proposal development through scientific and administrative reviews and publication;
  • Development of comprehensive Manual of Operations (MOO);
  • Management of public and private facing TOPMed website.