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University of Rochester faculty members engaged in research that pertains to intellectual and developmental disabilities are eligible for reduce costs and priority access to core access. Our mission is to expand research relevant to developmental disabilities with the aim of prevention, to the maximum extent possible, and treatment, when prevention is not possible. Our center is one of 15 nationally recognized IDDRC’s (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center) funded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The IDDRC fosters communication and coordination, as well as growth, by attracting new scientists to research related to IDD.

Benefits for IDDRC Supported Investigators

  • Access to IDDRC core services.
  • Discount for core services available through micro grant funding opportunities
  • Access to education, funding and advancement opportunities.
  • The ability to include a description of the resources, services, and expertise included in the IDDRC cores and available to your proposed project in grant applications.
  • Ability to present research and findings through IDDRC-sponsored lectures, symposia, and seminars

Responsibilities of IDDRC Supported Investigators

  • Conduct research in accordance with IDDRC mission statement.
  • Utilize proper IDDRC NIH acknowledgement (DHHS/PHS/NIH P50 HD103536) for all publications and presentations benefitting from core services.
  • Report progress regularly on research activities, grants, and publications relating to IDDRC-supported projects.
  • Complete annual evaluation of IDDRC core services.
  • Contribute to scientific dialogue through IDDRC lectures, symposia, communications, and seminars.