Overview of the Program
The Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and with support from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRFI), replaced the NCRR and JDRFI funded National Islet Cell Resource Consortium which ended July 31, 2009. The IIDP is now supported by NIDDK and continues to provide islet availability for fundamental research. The IIDP acknowledges and appreciates previous support of the program from JDRFI.
Information for Investigators
All investigators requesting islets must complete and submit an application to the IIDP Coordinating Center. In addition to the completed application form, applicants must also submit a concise but thorough and informative description of the specific objectives, methods associated with the use of islets, rationale for the number of islets requested and statistical methodologies to be employed. Click here for grant related verbiage.
The IIDP organization consists of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Project Officer, an External Evaluation Committee, and the Coordinating Center at City of Hope. The IIDP integrates an interactive group of academic laboratories including IIDP centers and the Clinical Islet Transplant centers. The IIDP Coordinating Center is responsible for broadcasting the availability of of human islets to investigators nationwide.