We support resources worldwide that are relevant to scientists working in the area of type 1 diabetes and their research. These include:
- Samples for biomarker studies
- Human Pancreatic Islets for Basic Science Studies (PDF download)
- The Pancreatic ß-Cell Functional Differentiation Analysis Laboratory (PDF download)
- Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD)
- ADDRESS-2 is a database, funded by both JDRF and Diabetes UK, of people who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 and their siblings that have consented to be approached to take part in research studies.
- Diabetes Biobank Brussels
- Alan Foulis Collection – The Exeter Archival Diabetes Biobank
- Willy Gepts Collection – The disease process in type 1 diabetes discovered
- Register or search for human tissue samples online – UKCRC Tissue Directory aims to improve the visibility of human tissue samples and data for research purposes.
This list will be updated periodically, but if you would like any resources to be included, contact us at [email protected].
Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Research
We can also help researchers recruit people with type 1 diabetes to take part in clinical research and we are one of the ten charity partners for the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.
JDRF Reference Documents
JDRF’s current research strategy and priority areas can be found on the JDRF Grant Center website.
JDRF is driving to increase the amount of high quality type 1 diabetes research funded in the UK, and increase Government focus on type 1 diabetes. As part of these efforts, JDRF embarked on a project to draw a picture of all the type 1 diabetes research that was going on in the UK in 2013. This project allowed us to understand the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in UK research and identified the barriers to research progress. The result was our Type 1 Diabetes Research Roadmap, which you can read below, or download here.