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The Children's National Research Institute

Our Research Team

Recruitment of New Investigators

The Children’s National DC-IDDRC services federally-funded and foundation grants. Junior faculty members who are applying for their first federal grant but are not yet funded are potential exceptions. New investigators are accepted into the DC-IDDRC through a multi-step process (see figure below):

Gallo lab

  • Prospective investigators submit a one-page summary of the project describing its relevance to intellectual and developmental disabilities research (IDDR) and the need for support from core services. Applicants must document current Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval if relevant, and will be requested to supply documentation of renewal of these approvals.
  • The Executive Committee determines if the project meets Children’s DC-IDDRC criteria and warrants the use of one or more core facilities. If the project is approved for relevance to IDDR, the principal investigator on the project is notified and approved for core usage. In case of initial rejection by the Executive Committee, an appeal can be made to the DC-IDDRC director.