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.
- West Coast Metabolomics Center (UC Davis: Oliver Fiehn, PI)
- Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (RTI International: Susan Sumner, PI)
- Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM: Arthur Edison, PI)
- Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics (University of Kentucky: Richard M. Higashi, PI)
- Metabolomics Core at Mayo Clinic (Mayo Clinic: K. Sreekumaran Nair, PI)
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):
- Metabolomics Workbench: (UCSD: Shankar Subramaniam, PI)
Compounds may be nominated for synthesis by the Metabolite Standards Synthesis Core (MSSC).