Member Benefits

Benefits of Membership in the HDDC

  • Inclusion in all HDDC activities 
    All members receive advance notice of HDDC seminars, symposia and special events.

  • Reduced fees for use of Core services
    Full Members, Associate Members and Clinical Associates are given a substantial discount (30-50%) on the charge-back fees for Core use. Some services and resources are provided at no charge. 

  • Preferred access to Core services
    • Full and Associate HDDC Members have 1st priority access to Core services. 

    • Members of other NIH-funded DDRC’s (including our sister DDRC in Boston, the Center for Studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease CSIBD) have 2nd priority access (but no subsidies for service fees). 

    • All other investigators seeking use of our Cores have the 3rd priority access (and no subsidies). 

    • When there is very high demand, we further prioritize access among HDDC members, giving higher priority to those who have urgent need due to grant deadlines, and young investigators just starting their independent careers.

  • Pilot-feasibility grant opportunities
    HDDC members and their trainees, as well as other investigators engaged in digestive disease related research, are allowed to apply. HDDC members are provided with advance notice before the PF grant opportunities are posted more broadly.

Obligations of Membership in the HDDC

  • HDDC Members are expected to participate in Center activities by using Core services or by participation in the Enrichment Programs.

  • All members using Core services are required to acknowledge NIH support of the HDDC (Center Grant P30 DK034854) on their publications, and to provide timely reporting of Core use information to the Center Director and Core Leaders when requested.

  • Center members must assist in review of HDDC Pilot Feasibility Grant applications if requested.