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IDDRC Studies Projected for Support by Individual IDDRC Cores

Genetics Core
The Genetics Core supports research focused on the role genetic factors play in atypical physical, cognitive and/or behavioral development.  Supported research focuses on etiology, natural history and prognosis of a variety of conditions associated with developmental delay, neuropsychiatric disorders affecting children, and behavioral and physical features of developmental disabilities. Studies & Investigators >

Translational Neuroscience Core
The Translational Neuroscience Core has historically supported approximately 30 -40 projects annually. In recent years, the greatest demand has been for the M2-Apotome Microscope and Axiovision Image Analysis system, which is capable of providing investigators with confocal-like images. Currently, the Core supports the following projects and investigators. Studies & Investigators >

Neuroimaging Core
The Neuroimaging Core supports approximately 20 projects annually, all with clear relevance to furthering our understanding of developmental disabilities. The diversity of these studies is illustrated in the list of projects currently supported. Studies & Investigators >

Behavior Science Core
Hundreds of projects have been supported over the history of this Core. Given the resources currently available, the Core has been supporting approximately 25-30 projects annually. Studies & Investigators >

Cost Sharing

Funding for Core services is shared between the IDDRC and the other sources of support for approved projects/investigators. The intellectual, financial, and physical resources of home departments, the IDDRC, and investigators’ own grants are combined to produce a productive enterprise that would be prohibitively expensive for any one of these components to operate independently. Because needs and resources vary considerably across individually supported projects, cost sharing plans are developed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration both the needs of the project and the resources available.