August 30, 2017
The NIH is now accepting applications for Phase II of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). The UDN is a research study with three overarching goals to: 1) improve the level of diagnosis and care for patients with undiagnosed diseases 2) facilitate research into the etiology of undiagnosed diseases and 3) promote an integrated and collaborative community of laboratory and clinical investigators prepared to investigate these difficult to diagnose diseases. In Phase II of the program, the UDN will continue accepting participants with unsolved medical cases as well as study the components required for network sustainability once Common Fund support ends. Pending the availability of funds and sufficient numbers of meritorious applications, the program expects to fund a Coordinating Center, 8-10 Clinical Sites, and 3-6 Core Laboratories through 5 FOAs.