Report on the NIDDK Centers Program Review (September 2012)
The NIDDK is pleased to present the final report on the NIDDK Centers Program Review. In addition to describing the purpose and process for the review, the report includes a summary of input from the Centers and the public, and outcomes from the review, such as recommendations to enhance the program.
Download Report: The report can be downloaded as a printer-friendly PDF (590 KB, 35 pages; requires the free Adobe Acrobat® Reader for viewing).
Background on NIDDK Centers Review: Because the Centers Program is such an important part of its research portfolio, the NIDDK periodically reviews the program in consultation with the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council.
Such a review began at the February 2010 Advisory Council meeting, at which Council members recommended that the NIDDK:
- examine synergies between Centers;
- encourage interactions between Centers, including fostering regional and national cores;
- enhance access to Center resources;
- examine the value of the Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program; and
- examine changes implemented in response to the NIDDK's 2003 Centers review.
To begin to address these recommendations, NIDDK made site visits to five universities, each of which has five NIDDK-supported Centers. The NIDDK shared its interim status report and preliminary findings from the visits with the Advisory Council at its May 2011 meeting. To give all Centers an opportunity to be involved in the review, the NIDDK invited Centers to provide input on the interim report from November 10-December 21, 2011. To ensure the broadest possible stakeholder input, a draft report was posted for a period of public comment from May 16 to June 18, 2012. The final report was presented to the Institute’s Advisory Council on September 12, 2012.
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