About our research

One day, we will create a world without type 1 diabetes. Until that day, your support is vital for our world-class research, improving treatments until we find the cure.

We fund research that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Our global programme funds more than 500 active research projects around the world and supports more than 70 clinical trials at any one time. Internationally, JDRF has invested more than £1.5 billion in research to date.

We focus on investing in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes – improving treatments today until we find the cure.

This mission cannot be carried out in isolation, so we work with partner organisations to make sure we can change life with type 1 diabetes for the better as quickly as possible. But our most important partner is you – whether you help to fund the research, join a clinical trial or campaign for access to the new treatments that research delivers you are a vital member of our team.

Browse through summaries of JDRF-funded research projects in the UK or search for JDRF-funded projects globally.

Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee update

Following the publication of the technical notice regarding the Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is now asking recipients of Horizon 2020 grants to input basic information about their awards into a bespoke portal. This will ensure that UKRI can keep UK researchers and businesses informed of the next steps if the government needs to underwrite Horizon 2020 payments. The new system was rolled out on 27 September 2018, follow this link to find out more this portal.

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Discover how we're working to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes


Our cure research will give people with type 1 diabetes the ability to make their own insulin again.

Find out more about our cure research


Type 1 diabetes treatment research focuses on finding new ways to keep people with type 1 as healthy as possible, until we find the cure.

Find out more about our treatment research


Preventing type 1 diabetes would mean lifting the burden of this condition from future generations.

Find out more about our prevention research

"My motivation is foremost to advance the quality and length of life for those with diabetes."

Meet the people behind our research

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