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Renal Imaging Technology Development Program (RITDP):

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the Renal Imaging Technology Development Program (RITDP) is to provide a source of seed funding to foster research activities in the development of new, innovative, renal imaging-related technologies*. The intent of the RITDP is to develop new quantitative renal imaging technologies that will enhance the diagnosis of kidney diseases and the evaluation of the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and not just the utilization of currently available imaging technologies in renal studies.


RATIONALE

The aim of the Renal Imaging Technology Development Program (RITDP) is to enhance the IUPUI renal research community’s ability to compete successfully for research grants and contracts that require the development and implementation of advanced and novel renal imaging methods.


*Definition of Imaging-Related Technology: Any technology associated with the acquisition of images, display of image information, or quantitative analyses of the information contained within an image.


NATURE OF PROPOSALS

The intent of the RITDP is to seed pilot projects for the development of new, innovative, renal imaging-related technologies designed to diagnose kidney disease and evaluate efficacy of therapeutic interventions. It is expected that the funded pilot projects will provide the preliminary studies needed to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and implementing the new renal imaging-related technology resulting in an external grant submission or the successful development of new technology that is now available to other renal imaging investigators.


RITDP GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

A more complete description of the RITDP program and application instructions are available at: 2016 RITDP Application and Guidelines

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION