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Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Program for Common Metabolic Diseases (AMP® CMD)

NIDDK Participation in NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Program

NIDDK is the NIH partner in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership® program for Common Metabolic Diseases (AMP® CMD). Partnering with biopharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations, this new public-private partnership, managed through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), is aimed at identifying promising new targets for six common metabolic diseases: nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, kidney diseases, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes/prediabetes, and type 1 diabetes.

NIDDK-funded projects will leverage existing genomic association data and integrate new functional genomic data to achieve the following:

  • Systematic identification of causal variants at genomic loci associated with common metabolic diseases
  • Prioritization of likely effector transcripts functioning at associated genomic loci
  • Validation of the role of effector transcripts in disease phenotypes in relevant tissues and cell types
  • Generation of pathway networks that incorporate effector transcripts and other genes to clarify their roles in metabolic diseases and to identify common pathways across the diseases
  • Creation of data analysis tools to increase usability of large scale functional genomic data generated
  • Make all data and analytical tools generated accessible for public use via the online CMD Knowledge Portal


AMP CMD brings together four biopharmaceutical companies with four teams of NIDDK-funded investigators, including a Knowledge Portal team and Data Coordinating Center. The consortium will capitalize on the enormous amounts of existing genomic data and will generate new largescale molecular data to achieve a deep understanding of genes and pathways that underlie metabolic diseases. Using this information, the consortium will identify and integrate datasets to identify potential biotargets and new therapeutic targets.

AMP CMD Partners




  • Amgen
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer Inc.

Non-profit Organization

  • Foundation for the NIH

Funding Opportunities

NIDDK has solicited participation through the following funding opportunities for AMP

About NIH's AMP initiative

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership program is a public-private partnership that incorporates NIH, FDA, biopharmaceutical and life science companies, and non-profit organizations across multiple disease-focused projects. The goal of the partnership in each project is to accelerate the identification of new diagnostics and therapies through expertise and resources shared among partners.

The NIH AMP Program Type 2 Diabetes was active from 2014 to 2021 and its outcomes are now part of AMP CMD.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership and AMP are registered service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIDDK Program Staff

  • Beena Akolkar, Ph.D. Clinical research in the prevention and immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes and the genetics and genomics of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Norann Zaghloul, Ph.D. Genetics and genomics of Type 2 diabetes and functional genomic studies in Type 2 diabetes and metabolic diseases

Recent Funding Opportunities

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  1. RFA-AT-24-010

    Whole Person Research and Coordination Center (Whole Person RCC) U24 (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  2. NOT-OD-24-119

    Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Opportunities Centering the Health of Women Across the HIV Research Continuum

  3. PAR-24-152

    Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  4. PA-24-193

    NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

  5. PA-24-194

    NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

View More Recent Funding Opportunities

Research Resources

NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.

  • Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
  • NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
  • NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.

Additional Research Programs

Research Training

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NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.

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Diversity Programs

The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.

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Small Business

Small Business Programs

NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.

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Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.

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Translational Research

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NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.

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Meetings & Workshops

  • NIH Common Fund

    Learn about current projects and view funding opportunities sponsored by the NIH Common Fund.

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    Registration is required at eRA Commons and grants.gov and can take 4 weeks.

Last Reviewed October 2023