NIH Human Microbiome Project - Core Microbiome Sampling Protocol A (HMP-A)
|Study ID||Alternative Stable ID||Type|
|phs000228||Population-Based Control Set|
This first clinical study of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) addresses whether individuals share a core human microbiome. It involves broad determination of the microbiota found in five anatomical sites: the oral cavity, skin, nasal cavity, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. This study will enroll approximately 300 healthy male and female adults, 18-40 years old, from two geographic regions of the US: Houston, TX and St. Louis, MO. The participation of healthy individuals will create a baseline for discovery of the core microbiota typically found in various areas of the human body. The information from this initial study can then be used to help assess the changes in the complement of microbiota found on or within diseased individuals.