HTORR Program

HTORR Program

NDRI’s Human Tissues and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR) Program has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for almost 35 consecutive years to support all NIH-funded and academic research programs across multiple disciplines. The HTORR Program provides biomedical investigators with donated normal and diseased human tissues and organs recovered using project-specific procurement, processing, preservation and distribution protocols.

Our HTORR Program supports NIH-funded and academic biomedical research investigators’ needs by providing: 

    • Human biospecimens from any body system
    • Access to a diverse range of donor populations
    • Project-specific procurements and preservation formats including fresh, frozen, and fixed suitable for various analytical techniques
    • Technical support to design your studies utilizing human biospecimens
    • Letters of support and budgetary information for grant applications
    • Timely response to requests and 24/7 distribution

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The HTORR Program is supported by:

Researchers that are currently supported by these institutes receive additional service benefits from HTORR. Please inquire for more details. 

Pilot Award Program
The Pilot Award Program is a new component of our NIH-supported U42 program the Human Tissues and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR), and will support individuals that meet at least one of the following three high priority areas:

  1. Individuals from underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical workforce, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Early-stage investigators that are within 10 years of a terminal degree or completion of clinical residency.
  3. Established investigators that are transitioning to use human biospecimens.

The 2-year awards provided through our Pilot Award Program will include up to ~10 biological samples per awarded investigator, covering all costs associated with obtaining the biospecimens, including tissue preservation reagents and shipping costs. Beyond the service period and experimental analysis phase, the awardee will also receive supplementary support to develop grant applications to the NIH Institute that supported their award, and only applications that fall into the fields covered by these institutes will be reviewed.

To learn more, contact Strategic Initiatives:
Email partnering@ndriresource.org or call 800-222-NDRI (6374), ext. 0266
or click here for our HTORR request information form.

Applying for an NIH Grant and need a support letter? If you are interested in utilizing human biospecimens for research, NDRI can provide letters of support as a human tissue provider for your grant application. The first step is to fill out our Feasibility Application by clicking here.

HTORR Program

NDRI’s Human Tissues and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR) Program has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for almost 35 consecutive years to support all NIH-funded and academic research programs across multiple disciplines. The HTORR Program provides biomedical investigators with donated normal and diseased human tissues and organs recovered using project-specific procurement, processing, preservation and distribution protocols.

Our HTORR Program supports NIH-funded and academic biomedical research investigators’ needs by providing: 

    • Human biospecimens from any body system
    • Access to a diverse range of donor populations
    • Project-specific procurements and preservation formats including fresh, frozen, and fixed suitable for various analytical techniques
    • Technical support to design your studies utilizing human biospecimens
    • Letters of support and budgetary information for grant applications
    • Timely response to requests and 24/7 distribution

Request tissue for research from NDRI

Click to enlarge

The HTORR Program is supported by:

Researchers that are currently supported by these institutes receive additional service benefits from HTORR. Please inquire for more details. 

Pilot Award Program
The Pilot Award Program is a new component of our NIH-supported U42 program the Human Tissues and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR), and will support individuals that meet at least one of the following three high priority areas:

  1. Individuals from underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical workforce, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Early-stage investigators that are within 10 years of a terminal degree or completion of clinical residency.
  3. Established investigators that are transitioning to use human biospecimens.

The 2-year awards provided through our Pilot Award Program will include up to ~10 biological samples per awarded investigator, covering all costs associated with obtaining the biospecimens, including tissue preservation reagents and shipping costs. Beyond the service period and experimental analysis phase, the awardee will also receive supplementary support to develop grant applications to the NIH Institute that supported their award, and only applications that fall into the fields covered by these institutes will be reviewed.

To learn more, contact Strategic Initiatives:
Email partnering@ndriresource.org or call 800-222-NDRI (6374), ext. 0266
or click here for our HTORR request information form.

Applying for an NIH Grant and need a support letter? If you are interested in utilizing human biospecimens for research, NDRI can provide letters of support as a human tissue provider for your grant application. The first step is to fill out our Feasibility Application by clicking here.