The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for research on the cardiovascular complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D) as part of the NIH Cardiovascular Repository for T1D (CaRe-T1D). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for individuals with T1D and significantly shorten their lives. CaRe-T1D was initiated with the goal of establishing a biorepository of human CV tissue and a scientific consortium to advance and support discovery and mechanistic research that increase the understanding of CVD in T1D. The first phase launched the biorepository and now in the second phase investigative teams will be added to form a consortium with the biorepository serving as the Coordinating Center (CC). The goal of the new initiative is to attract investigative teams with complementary interests and expertise who will leverage these resources through individual and collaborative studies to advance our knowledge of the pathogenesis of CVD in T1D.
Application due date: April 11, 2024