Clinical Sites for an Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to establish 5-7 Clinical Sites (CS) for a national network added to and building upon the NIH Intramural Research Program Undiagnosed Diseases Program (IRP-UDP). Together with the IRP-UDP and a separately funded Coordinating Center (CC), these sites will constitute the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN).

The purpose of the UDN Network is to diagnose both rare and new diseases and, through the support of mechanistic studies, to suggest, where possible, management strategies for the patients. This program will advance laboratory and clinical research building upon the experience and expertise of the IRP-UDP and similar programs to enhance coordination and collaboration among laboratory and clinical researchers across multiple centers and to share resulting data and approaches widely throughout the scientific community.

For details please see the FOA http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-004.html