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We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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Our research partnerships

We have partnered with several other research organisations to help us improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.

JDRF type 1 diabetes researchers as part of a funded partnership

Why do we have research partnerships?

Research partnerships are a great way for us to pool our resources and maximise funding for type 1 diabetes research. Partnering with research organisations that aren’t directly focused on type 1 diabetes encourages more researchers into the field of type 1 diabetes research. These researchers bring with them new skills and expertise, which they share with other type 1 diabetes researchers. This helps to boost the knowledge within our field and expands the range of innovative research taking place.

Who do we have research partnerships with?

We have teamed up with other organisations who can help us in our mission of eradicating type 1 diabetes. This includes promoting type 1 diabetes research in Ireland through our partnership with the Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance, and driving research into cures for type 1 diabetes through the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge. We are also searching beyond the field of diabetes research to find the overlapping causes of autoimmunity across multiple autoimmune conditions through our Connect Immune Research partnership.

Co-funding research

As well as our ongoing partnerships with other organisations, we provide grants to people which we co-fund with other organisations. These include government organisations like the National Institute for Health and Care Research as well as trusts such as the Daphne Jackson Trust.

For example, we have joined forces with the Medical Research Council to fund a clinician called Daniel Doherty to complete his PhD at the University of Manchester. His research aims to improve the outcome of islet transplants for people with type 1. Find out more about Daniel’s PhD research project.

Our most important partner is you

All our research partnerships help the money our supporters like you raise for type 1 diabetes go even further. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to leverage our donations in this way. Donate to JDRF today to continue to support our research.

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Connect Immune Research

Learn about our partnership with ten other research organisations who focus on autoimmune conditions, with a common goal of understanding the causes of autoimmunity.

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The Diabetes Ireland Alliance

Find out about our partnership with the national charity supporting people with diabetes in Ireland to encourage type 1 diabetes research in Ireland and support our global research.

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The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge

Discover our £50 million partnership between JDRF, Diabetes UK and the Steve Morgan Foundation to accelerate the development of new treatments and cures for type 1.