The Human Proteome Organization has established a HUPO External Development Initiative (HEDI) committee to foster integration between the HUPO membership and international thought leaders who are responsible for developing strategy for funding proteomic-centric projects in their respective countries.
The objectives of this initiative are:
Identifying emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research by international funding agencies, non-profit governmental organizations and foundations, hereafter called Funders.
Understanding scientific priorities and strategic planning of Funders globally in developing and applying resources (databases, analytic tools, and methodologies) and producing specifications for new resources in support of proteomic research
- If requested, assisting the Funders to address areas of emerging scientific opportunities and public health challenges effectively
- Proactively discussing and providing technical assistance to Funders in the development of proteomic-based initiatives.