The US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is seeking information regarding molecular-scale data storage and archiving.
The need for data storage is increasing exponentially, along with its cost in energy and money. This RFI aims at surveying the state-of-the-art technologies in terms of synthesizing and sequencing oligonucleotides. IARPA is particularly interested in technologies with the potential ability to synthesizing/sequencing hundreds of billions of oligonucleotides in parallel, with a minimal length of 150 nucleotides. IARPA is also interested in setting up the right archival environment for DNA storage and information retrieval.
White papers are requested on the following topics:
- synthesizing and sequencing of oligonucleotides
- data archiving with DNA
Responses are required by 26 May 2023.
Documentation: IARPA-RFI-23-01+042023+final+C (1)