NIDDK Funding Opportunity

U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreement

Human Islet Research Network Bioinformatics Center (HIRN-BC) (U01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications for a Bioinformatics Center to support the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN), a new collaborative activity being launched by NIDDK to support translational research in Type 1 Diabetes. At its inception, HIRN will include four research consortia and an Administrative Hub composed of a Bioinformatics Center (HIRN-BC) and a Coordinating Center (HIRN-CC). HIRN's overall mission is to support innovative and collaborative translational research to understand how human beta cells are lost in T1D, and to find innovative strategies to protect and replace functional beta cell mass in humans.  In order to maximize scientific exchange and accelerate research in that field, it is expected that all information, data, biomaterials, models, protocols, reagents, resources and methods developed by HIRN investigators will be shared in a timely way with other investigators in the network and with the research community at-large.

The HIRN-BC, in conjunction with the HIRN-CC, will be responsible for development, curation and maintenance of a centralized and comprehensive internet-based website for the network. The HIRN-BC will be solely responsible for providing an accessible archive of HIRN research findings; for developing methods to track and facilitate movement of data from HIRN sites into central data repositories; for providing training of HIRN investigators to ensure rapid and timely data release to the network and to the community; and for facilitating coordination of HIRN activities and findings with other related database efforts.

Full AnnouncementRFA-DK-13-014
Notice(s) for this Opportunity
Open Date1/27/2014
Letter of Intent Due Date
January 27, 2014
Application Due Date

February 27, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

NIDDK Program ContactKristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.

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