Eligibility is open to any University of Iowa faculty or staff member, fellow or graduate student engaged in research of relevance to intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to apply for a Scholar Membership and can then access IDDRC resources through primary IDDRC investigators/mentors.

Benefits of an IDDRC Membership

  • Access to IDDRC Core Services
  • Discounted Rates for Core Services
  • Eligibility for IDDRC pilot funds
  • Attendance at the Hawk-IDDRC Annual Retreat
  • Continuous exchange of news and ideas
  • Access to education and advancement opportunities
  • Ability to present research and findings through IDDRC-sponsored lectures, symposia, and seminars

Obligations of an IDDRC Member

  • Conduct research in accordance with IDDRC mission statement
  • Utilize proper IDDRC NIH citation (NIH/NICHD P50 HD103556) for publications utilizing Core Services. Acknowledgement should include: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the University of Iowa Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (Hawk-IDDRC) through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P50 HD103556. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
  • List "Hawk-IDDRC" as Area of Interest on Google Scholar, in order to track scholarship 
  • Contribute to scientific dialogue through IDDRC lectures, symposia, communications, and seminars
  • Report progress regularly on research activities, grants, and publications relating to IDDRC-supported projects