Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)
The NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC), in collaboration with the International IBD Genetics Consortium, has identified about 200 susceptibility loci for IBD. The IBDGC has recently been awarded renewed funding to identify causal genes and genetic variants within these loci, and to elucidate the mechanisms through which they contribute to the pathophysiology of IBD. However, the IBDGC's current resources permit them to explore the functions of only a limited set of genes within a limited set of physiological domains. The purpose of this FOA is to expand the number of genes and range of IBD-related phenotypes and physiological domains under study by means of collaborations of the IBDGC with investigators with expertise complementary to that of their own members. This FOA is intended to support highly exploratory studies which may require development and testing of novel experimental platforms or analytic methods. Proposed studies must not duplicate studies either ongoing or already completed by the IBDGC. Multi-site clinical trials will not be considered responsive to this FOA.
Funding Opportunity Details
30 days prior to the application due date
March 20, 2018; February 21, 2019; February 21, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
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.