Project Applications

The IBDGC welcomes project proposals from internal and external members. These projects should relate to IBD and incorporate use of IBD resources, ranging from analytic expertise to recruitment.

Internal/External Projects require minimal use of NIDDK IBDGC resources, and may or may not lead to a grant application.

Ancillary RO1 Projects are larger studies which are the focus of RO1 grant applications.

Additional Details on Ancillary RO1 applications

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites investigator-initiated research project applications for ancillary studies to ongoing large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and disease databases supported by the Institute. These studies are focused on a wide range of diseases and conditions including diabetes, obesity, acute and chronic liver disease, chronic kidney disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, among others. The goal of these ancillary study proposals should be to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol. The proposed studies may require additional data or sample collection but may not interfere with the primary objectives of the main study. An ancillary study may involve either non-IBDGC or IBDGC investigators and is complementary to ongoing Consortium activities. An ancillary study may use IBDGC study participants or related materials including data sets, biospecimens and genetics samples, but is not a part of ongoing IBDGC activities. Old samples and pre-Consortium samples with phenotype data will be available.

Each applicant must abide by the procedures for conducting ancillary studies established by the parent study group. Investigators wishing to conduct an ancillary study must complete an application to the NIDDK IBD Genetics Consortium. Submission of a completed IBDGC Ancillary Study Proposal form to the Ancillary Studies Committee is required. Proposals should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the anticipated grant application date.