Human Islet Distribution Coordinating Center (UC4)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DK-16-023
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Food and Nutrition
CFDA Number: 93.847
Eligible Applicants State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: Nov 22, 2016
Award Ceiling: $1,300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Creation Date: Mar 31, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: This FOA invites applications for continuation of a coordinating center for the Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP). The IIDP facilitates the distribution of human cadaveric islets for biomedical research. The IIDP coordinating center (IIDP-CC) will subcontract with qualified islet isolation facilities to prepare and distribute human islets, and will manage an application process to establish investigator eligibility to receive islets. The IIDP-CC will maintain a roster of researchers approved to receive islets, implement a notification system informing investigators of islet availability, manage a cost recovery system through fees collected from islet recipients, and oversee quality control processes to monitor and improve the quality of islets distributed across the program. Human islets are an essential resource for diabetes research, both to advance our understanding of human islet cell biology and to develop therapies for the treatment of diabetes. The IIDP coordinating center provides critical services to the research community by enhancing access to human islets and by fostering improved standardization and quality of this important research resource.



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