|The Human Islet Research Enhancement Center (HIREC) is located within the Department of Diabetes and Cancer Discovery Sciences at City of Hope. The HIREC provides a centralized organizational and administrative infrastructure, an information technology platform, and a research dissemination engine to address the burgeoning needs of the program for the next five years. In short, the HIREC will assist in cultivating and facilitating science within HIRN.|
The goals of the HIREC are to:
- Provide research operations and organizational services to support scientific meetings, annual retreats, workshops, committees, working groups, and panels
- Facilitate and accelerate new research paths through funding opportunities and collaboration with other T1D and related communities.
- Enhance a modern technology platform to provide and preserve access to HIRN materials, data, and other resources, using available or expanded vocabularies, ontologies, identifiers, and data formats.
- Catalyze collaboration and innovation in T1D research through the exchange of ideas, findings, and data generated in HIRN.