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NIH Rare Disease Programs

NIH Rare Disease Programs

A select list of NIH-supported collaborative research efforts for rare diseases.
Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN)

A clinical research network supported by NCATS' ORDR and several other NIH Institutes and Offices.

NIH/NCATS GRDR℠ Program (Global Rare Diseases Patient Registry Data Repository)

The aim of the GRDR program is to develop a Web-based resource that aggregates, secures and stores de-identified patient information from many different registries for rare diseases, all in one place.

Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND)

The TRND program in the NCATS Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation aims to encourage and speed the development of new drugs for rare and neglected diseases.

Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN)

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network is an NIH-funded research study to improve diagnosis and care of patients with undiagnosed diseases.

Bench-to-Bedside Awards

Rare diseases bench-to-bedside medical research projects designed to speed translation of promising laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments.

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