tags: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Maryland Center For Developmental Disabilities Newsletter

By Erin F. Jones, BA, manager of research operations for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neuropsychology Department

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at Kennedy Krieger Institute supports any investigator doing intellectual and developmental disabilities research at the Institute, regardless of independent funding status. A range of specialized services, including one-time consultation and navigation services, is available through the IDDRC’s cores:

Through a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), the IDDRC is also able to provide funding for pilot studies involving human subjects research. The funding is reserved for pilot experiments involving human subjects studies in the Neuroimaging, Clinical Translational and Behavioral Phenotyping Cores.

There are two six-month-long pilot project support cycles each year. Applications for Support Cycle 2 (funding from November 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023) were collected between September 12, 2022, and October 1, 2022, and applications for Support Cycle 1 (funding from May 1, 2023, through October 31, 2023) will be collected between March 12, 2023, and April 1, 2023.

Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or acknowledgement, or proof of JHH IRB exemption, is required as a condition of each pilot project at the time of application. Additionally, each supported project is required to complete two brief, pre-scheduled electronic project update questionnaires per support cycle.

Please visit IDDRC.KennedyKrieger.org to learn more about the wide array of services provided through the IDDRC, or to access the IDDRC Application Portal. As always, please kindly remember to acknowledge the IDDRC (P50 HD103538) in publications and presentations resulting from IDDRC support.