The DRC research base of investigators includes 100 basic, translational, and clinical scientific investigators across 17 departments and divisions at UC Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) whose research represents a cross-section of basic, translational and clinical investigators, representing five diabetes/diabetes-related disciplines. In addition to the AMC, the DRC includes members from other University of Colorado campuses, School of Mines and National Jewish Health. See a list of current members. 

DRC members have access to a number of resources to support their research. Please see this document for a description of DRC resources using language that can be included in grant proposals.


Diabetes Research Center (DRC) Membership Guidelines

The University of Colorado DRC welcomes members who are actively engaged in all aspects of diabetes research, including complications associated with diabetes. We also encourage individuals who are interested in applying their expertise to diabetes research to apply for our P&F program.  

Membership Criteria
1. Full-time University of Colorado faculty 
2. Pursuing research relating to diabetes or metabolism that is funded by the NIH, ADA, JDRF or other diabetes-related funding source
3. (optional criteria) Current recipients of DRC Pilot & Feasibility Awards, regardless of funding source
4. (optional criteria) New faculty (within 5 years of first faculty appointment) who are developing independent diabetes-related research programs 

Core Use Privileges - DRC Members are eligible to use DRC biomedical cores. Information on applying for use and services, rates and subsidies for each individual core can be found from the Core directory page or by contacting specific Core Directors.

Pilot & Feasibility Program-  Faculty at University of Colorado are eligible to submit letters of intent for Pilot & Feasibility Funding. The criteria and application portal are located here. Priority for DRC core services are offered to our P&F recipients. 

Application Renewals - All DRC members must reapply for membership every 3 years to maintain their membership status. Renewal applications must meet all the criteria listed for new applicants and applicants will be evaluated on their contributions to the DRC over the previous 3 year period.  

New applications will be reviewed by the DRC Program Director and Internal Advisory Committee. Submit your application here. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
All renewal and new applications will be reviewed by the DRC Program Directors and Internal Advisory Committee.

In order to remain in good standing as a member of the DRC, faculty must fulfill the following obligations:

1. Actively participate in an externally funded diabetes/metabolism research program.
2. Lab participation in DRC sponsored poster sessions, conferences, seminars, etc.
3. Provide information on publications, research support, clinical studies, and other research activities that may be needed to fulfill requirements for designation as a DRC.
4. Acknowledge use of the DRC facilities, space or assistance in publications and report on NCBI.
5. Respond to surveys regarding DRC activities
6. Utilize DRC cores


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