Integrated Islet Distribution Program
City of Hope National Medical Center
Division of Information Sciences
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000
  Online Application
  All investigators requesting islets must complete and submit an application to the IIDP Coordinating Center including a concise but thorough and informative description of the specific objectives, methods associated with the use of islets, rationale for the number of islets requested and statistical methodologies to be employed. If the islets are to be used for a project supported by a NIH funded or other peer reviewed grant, this should be noted. Provision of adequate information for review will enhance the applicant’s application.
  Peer-reviewed applications will be administratively reviewed by the IIDP staff. For non-peer reviewed applications, on a monthly basis, a subcommittee of the EEC will review all applications received by the first of each month and will make recommendations based on the information submitted. All applicants will be notified of approval and disapproval. If approved, applicants may then arrange for subsequent receipt of islets from all or a specific IIDP center.
For resource information, contact Janice Sowinski (see below).
For programmatic information, contact:
Kristin M. Abraham, Ph.D.
Project Scientist
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
6707 Democracy Blvd., Rm 795
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Telephone: (301) 451-8048
E-mail: abrahamk@mail.nih.gov
Key IIDP Staff Members
Joyce Niland, Ph.D.
Telephone: 626-256-4673 x63032
Fax: 626-301-8802
E-mail: jniland@coh.org
Project Manager
Janice Sowinski, M.S..
Telephone: 626-536-5641
E-mail: jsowinski@coh.org
Special Services, Facilities, or Instruments
Integrated Islet Distribution Program Centers: Generate human islet cells and perform relevant tests in facilities compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines. The IIDP Coordinating Center administers the project centers, collects data, distributes islets through the Matching Algorithm for Islet Distribution (MAID) providing a fair and equitable distribution of islets, collects subscription fees from users and reimburses IIDP centers for islet production to meet the goals of the IIDP.
Collaborative Studies
If you and a collaborator (or multiple collaborators) would like to receive the same islet offers and shipments, all of your studies can be linked. This will ensure that all collaborating studies have a chance to receive islets from the same islet isolation.

Please note, however, that all linked studies need to have complementary islet requirements otherwise the competing requests will prevent all linked studies from qualifying for the same offers. For example, if one study is seeking islets with purity 90% or higher, and the collaborating study is seeking islets of 50% to 75% purity, then both studies will never simultaneously qualify for the same offer, and both studies will miss the majority of available islet offers. If you have further questions about this collaborative option or would like to utilize this option, please email James Cravens at jcravens@coh.org.