Sequencing the Primate Transcriptome Nonhuman Primate Reference Transcriptome Resource (NHPRTR) is a project that was initiated in mid 2010. The concept was to develop a NHP reference transcriptome resource consisting of Next Generation Sequence complete transcriptomes from multiple NHP species. A consortium of primate biologists, molecular biologists, and bioinformatists participate in the development and extension of the NHPRTR. The Steering Committee overseeing the collection, processing, sequencing and assemblies within the resource is composed of Michael Katze of the University of Washington (UW) and Chris Mason of Cornell University (CU) along with Gary Schroth of Illumina.