Clinical Research - Diabetes : NIDDK

Clinical Research - Diabetes

Clinicalresearch is patient-oriented research. Research may be conducted inhuman volunteers or on samples from humans. NIH-funded studies arecarefully designed to answer specific medical questions whileprotecting participants' safety. Well conducted clinical trials are thefastest and safest way to find improved treatments and preventions fordiseases. Clinical trials or interventional trials determine whetherexperimental preventions, treatments, or new ways of using knowntherapies are safe and effective under controlled conditions.Observational or natural history studies examine health issues anddisease development in groups of people or populations. The NationalLibrary at Medicine explains more about clinical research in Understanding Clinical Trials.


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Consortia, Registries, Repositories
  • Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC)
    The mission of the Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC) is to facilitateinterdisciplinary approaches that will advance the understanding ofpancreatic islet development and function.

  • Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry
    The CITR expedites progress and promotes the safety of islettransplantation by collecting, analyzing, and communicating data onislet transplants in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Endocrine Pancreas Consortium
    The Endocrine Pancreas Consortium was formed in late 1999 to derive andsequence cDNA libraries enriched for rare transcripts expressed in themammalian endocrine pancreas.

  • Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY)
    This consortium is organizing international efforts to identifyinfectious agents, dietary factors, or other environmental factors thattrigger type 1 diabetes in genetically susceptible people.

  • Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes (GoKinD)
    The purpose of the GoKinD Study is to establish a repository of DNA andclinical information from 1,100 adults with Type 1 diabetes, along withtheir parents to better understand how genetics contributes to thedevelopment of diabetic kidney disease.

  • International Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium
    This consortium is organizing international efforts to identify genes that determine a person's risk of type 1 diabetes.

  • International Type 2 Diabetes Linkage Analysis Consortium
    This consortium is organizing international efforts to combine existingdata sets for linkage analysis in an effort to map genes for type 2diabetes. In addition, the availability of a large number of samplesallows for analysis of individual ethnic groups for predominantdiabetes susceptibility genes.

  • Islet Cell Resource Centers
    The mission of the Islet Cell Resource Centers (ICRs) is to providepancreatic islets for basic science studies and clinical trials and tooptimize the harvest and shipment of islets while developing tests thatcharacterize the quality and predict the effectiveness of isletstransplanted into patients with diabetes mellitus.

  • NIDDK Central Repositories
    The Biosample, Genetics, and Data Repositories have been established tostore biosamples and data collected in designated NIDDK-funded clinicalstudies. The purpose of the NIDDK Central Repositories is to expand theusefulness of these studies by allowing a wider research community toaccess these materials beyond the end of the study.

  • Type 1 Diabetes Special Funding Program
    Information on research funding opportunities, resources, consortia,and networks supported by the Special Funding Program for Type 1Diabetes Research.


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