Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP)

May 2024 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Summary

This request is to continue support of the IIDP. IIDP facilitates the distribution of human islets and associated samples including plasma, serum, peripancreatic lymph nodes as well as acinar, ductal and duodenal tissues to biomedical researchers by establishing partnerships with qualified islet isolation facilities to prepare and distribute these samples. It also solicits requests for samples from new PIs and researchers new to the field of human islet research. IIDP efforts in the last project period are now supporting nearly 200 investigator-initiated projects, resulting in 168 publications in the first four years of the previous cycle. Human islets and associated tissues are essential resources for diabetes research to advance our understanding of human islet cell biology, and to promote the development of new therapies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.