• Getting Started
  • Receiving Islet Offers and Shipments
  • Subscription Fees
All approved studies must subscribe to the IIDP program in order to be eligible for islet offers. After your study has been approved, the IIDP will provide you with login credentials for the Islet Allocation System (IAS) website and a subscription invoice for the IIDP program. If you have not received this information, contact James Cravens at the IIDP (jcravens@coh.org).
Email is the default notification method for the IIDP islet distribution program. Additionally, we offer the following optional notification methods: cell phone text message, and pager notifications. If you would like to utilize any or all of these optional notification methods, contact James Cravens at the IIDP (jcravens@coh.org).
Yes. 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.
No, you are free to accept, reject, or ignore any islet offer that you receive. However, if you reject or ignore several targeted offers consecutively, your study will be penalized by being temporarily ineligible for targeted offers.
There is no penalty for ignoring or rejecting one or two targeted offers. However, if you ignore or reject three consecutive targeted offers, you will be ineligible to receive additional targeted offers for 30 days. If you ignore or reject four consecutive targeted offers, you will be ineligible to receive additional targeted offers for 40 days. If you ignore or reject five or more consecutive targeted offers, you will be ineligible to receive additional targeted offers for 50 days. Once you accept your next targeted offer, your study returns to the non-penalized status.

These penalties are enforced in order to maintain efficiency and to ensure that the neediest studies receive islet offers. You will only receive a targeted offer if the available islets meet all of your desired islet parameters. Therefore, if you repeatedly ignore or reject islets that meet your requirements, the Islet Allocation System (IAS) views this as a lack of need for islets.

There are no penalties for ignoring or rejecting open offers since open offers may not meet all of your desired islet parameters.
There are several possible reasons:
          1) None of the islet production centers have offered islets lately.
          2) None of the islets offered have met your islet criteria.
          3) You have not subscribed to the current IIDP subscription period.
          4) You have not completed your User Feedback Form related to a previous shipment.
          5) You requested a large amount of time in between islet shipments.
          6) You requested to have your study placed on hold temporarily but did not contact the IIDP to reactivate your study.
If you suspect that your islet shipment is contaminated, contact Barb Olack (bolack@coh.org) immediately so that the islet production center and other islet recipients can be notified of the problem. If your shipment is otherwise unacceptable, you may contact Barb or just report the problem through the User Feedback Forms. In all cases you will need to complete both Part I and II of the User Feedback Form online. If you are seeking a credit to your subscription, you will be asked to take a digital photograph of the islet prep and submit to the IIDP to substantiate your claim.
After you have received an islet shipment, you are required to complete Part I and Part II of the User Feedback Form online. Additionally, if the results of your IIDP-supported study are published, you are required to cite the Integrated Islet Distribution Program.
The current subscription period runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
The current subscription rate is $0.12 per IEQ, and you can set your own custom subscription level to exactly match your islet needs. All subscriptions will be valid from the date of payment through the end of the subscription period. The current subscription period ends on June 30, 2018.
You may either pay another subscription fee for the same subscription period, or you may wait until the next period starts and subscribe during that period. If you decide to make a second subscription payment during the same period, we advise you to make a conservative request since there are no credits or refunds for the subscription fees.
There are no refunds or credits for subscription fees. So, we advise you to only subscribe to a level that can reasonably be achieved before the end of the subscription period on June 30, 2017. Also, if you know that you will be temporarily unable to accept offers (i.e. on vacation, traveling for a conference, holding experiments while drafting papers, etc.), then we suggest that you place your study on hold to avoid missing offers and receiving penalties as a result.
If you have received all of your IIDP islets that were originally approved but your study still requires more islets, then you’ll need to complete an Extension and Islet Increase Request form. Contact Janice Sowinski (jsowinski@coh.org) or James Cravens (jcravens@coh.org) for more information about extending your study.