Become A IDDRC Investigator

Why Become A Member?

Membership in the Children’s Hospital Boston IDDRC entitles investigators to use the Center’s Core facilities on a priority basis and at reduced rates. IDDRC members network with other Center Investigators at a number of educational activities conducted throughout the year, including our IDDRC Neuroscience Seminar series. They are also enrolled in an NICHD-sponsored national DDRC web portal, where they may contact and interact with investigators at our own institutions as well as other Centers throughout the country.

Eligibility And Membership Requirements

To become a member of our Center, PIs must have at least one externally funded project that is relevant to intellectual or developmental disabilities. To support our ongoing funding, IDDRC members are expected to cite our Center (“CHB IDDRC, 1U54HD090255”) in all publications that result from work supported by one or more of our Core facilities. Additionally, all IDDRC members are required to submit updated information concerning their funded and pending research every spring for our annual report.

How To Apply

To apply for membership in our IDDRC, investigators are asked to submit a letter of application to the IDDRC Executive Committee accompanied by an NIH biosketch and a one-page summary of at least one NIH-funded project relevant to intellectual or developmental disabilities. Investigators who do not meet our eligibility requirements may still use our Core facilities as a non-member (at higher rates). For additional information please access the Core web site or contact them directly.

Theresa Trapilo 
Clinical Neuroscience Services 
Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, LO 461.2, Boston, MA 02115 
Phone: 617-355-0566