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NIDDK funding for collaborative research

Many scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers with different expertise come together to work collaboratively, an effort welcomed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). This Comment provides the perspective of two program officers from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to help researchers with collaborative projects apply for NIH funding.

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Correspondence to Lisa M. Spain or Albert J. Hwa.

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Spain, L.M., Hwa, A.J. NIDDK funding for collaborative research. Nat Rev Bioeng (2024).

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