U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers

The Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers program provides a mechanism for funding shared resources (i.e., core facilities).  Through these Centers, the NIDDK aims to integrate, coordinate, and foster interdisciplinary cooperation between groups of established investigators that conduct high-quality research on digestive diseases.  An existing base of outstanding digestive disease-related research is a prerequisite for the establishment of a Center.  Research in these Centers focuses on:  liver diseases; gastrointestinal motility, absorption and secretion processes; inflammatory bowel disease; structure/function relationships in the gastrointestinal tract; neuropeptides and gut hormones; and gastrointestinal membrane receptors.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 NIDDK Staff

Peter Perrin Ph.D.Gastrointestinal Host-Microbial Interactions, Basic Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation

Funding Mechanisms

NIDDK funds Digestive Diseases Centers under the P30 funding mechanism

Centers Sites

There are currently 17 Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers funded by NIDDK.


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
10/7/2016BD2K Support for Meetings of Data Science Related Organizations (U13) (Summary) RFA-CA-16-020
8/24/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01) (Summary) RFA-LM-17-001
8/18/2016Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Hepatitis B Research Network Clinical Centers (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-512
8/17/2016NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-029
8/17/2016Limited Competition for Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) (U24) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-510
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The resources listed below include reagents, data, protocols, etc. If you would like to utilize any of these resources, contact the person associated with the resource.


 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Acute Liver Failure Study Group
The Acute Liver Failure Study Group is collecting biosamples and information on the natural history, causes and outcomes of Acute Liver Failure in the United States. In addition to the database, a clinical trial conducted to test whether the drug…
Evaluating Predictors and Interventions in Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

The EPISOD study is a prospective, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled, multi-center clinical trial. The EPISOD study enrolls subjects who have received a prior cholecystectomy and are diagnosed with the clinical syndrome of Sphincter of Oddi…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Consortium

The NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) consists of investigators from seven sites in the U.S. and Canada, who have recruited a large sample of inflammatory bowel disease patients, their relatives, and control subjects. All…

Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial.  Treatment in ACCORD ended in 2009 and…
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Digestive Disease

View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.


 Related Study Sections

​​Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.

NIH Common Fund

Learn about current projects and view funding opportunities sponsored by the​ ​​NIH Common Fund.​