The MRC2 is funded by the NIH Common Fund's Metabolomics program. In 2012, it established a consortium of six Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRC)s to serve users across the United States.

The RCMRCs work to increase the national capacity for utilizing metabolomics in biomedical research by:

  • Establishing national standards for metabolomics
  • Increasing national capacity to provide metabolomics profiling and data analysis services to basic, translational, and clinical investigators
  • Fostering collaborative efforts that will advance translational research using metabolomics approaches
  • Facilitating institutional development of pioneering research, metabolomics training, and outreach

Resources and data sets may be found and used at the website developed by the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC):

Compounds may be nominated for synthesis by the Metabolite Standards Synthesis Core (MSSC).