Eligibility Requirements

Who Can Use The HDDC Biomedical Cores?

Biomedical Core B, C, and D services are available to all HDDC members, Associate Members, and Clinical Associates at HDDC-subsidized reduced rates. Non-members are also welcome to use the Cores, depending on availability, at full rates.

When technician time, equipment and resources are limiting, access to Core services is prioritized as follows:

  1. HDDC members, Associate Members, and Clinical Associates. *
  2. Investigators affiliated with other NIDDK Centers
  3. All other investigators

* Note: the HDDC subsidizes the costs of Biomedical Core services and materials for all HDDC members (but not non-members), resulting in reduced charges and savings to HDDC investigators. For cost information, see individual Core Pages.

Who can use the HDDC Clinical & Translational Research Services?

Biostatistics and Experimental Design Consultation Services are needed primarily for clinical studies. To fulfill this need, the HDDC “buys-in” to dedicated biostatistics resources for investigators in the GI Divisions at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH).

  1. BCH Clinical Research Program: HDDC-subsidized services are available to HDDC Members, Associate Members and Clinical Associates at BCH, and to faculty in the GI division at BCH.

  2. BWH Biostatistics Center: HDDC-subsidized services are available to HDDC Members, Associate Members and Clinical Associates at BWH, and to all investigators at BWH on a fee-for service basis.

Bio-Repository and Data Registry is geared toward HDDC Members conducting basic or translational research, and HDDC Clinical Associates conducting clinical studies who require a reliable infrastructure for collection, storage and analysis of human samples. To fulfill his need, the HDDC invests in the BCH-based Bio-Repository and Data Registry and the BWH-based BrITR.

  1. HDDC Full and Associate Members and Clinical Associates receive preferred access to the BCH and BWH Bio-Repository/IBD Registries.

  2. The Executive Committees (ECs) of the Bio-Repository/IBD Registries oversee formal requests for access to bio-specimens and/or to the linked but de-identified clinical information. To prioritize requests the EC take in to account (i) importance of the work, (ii) project feasibility, and (iii) availability of material and the EC will decide to whom resources should be allocated.