General Information about the DRCR Network
The DRCR Network's mission is to improve the lives of individuals with retinal pathology by performing high quality collaborative clinical research that leads to a better understanding of retinal diseases and advances their treatment. The supports the identification, design, and implementation of multicenter clinical research initiatives focused on retinal disorders. Principal emphasis is placed on clinical trials, but epidemiologic outcomes and other research may be supported as well.


The was formed in September 2002 and currently includes over 160 participating sites (offices) with over 500 physicians throughout the United States.

The is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health, which is the branch of government that funds medical research.

Three core centers within the support overall operation and leadership of the network. The core centers are: the office of the Network Chairs (Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., M.P.H., Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and Daniel F. Martin, M.D., Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio), the Coordinating Center (Director, Adam R. Glassman, M.S.; Executive Director, Roy W. Beck, M.D., Ph.D., Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa, FL), and the National Eye Institute (Project Officer, Sangeeta Bhargava, Ph.D.).

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Final protocol datasets are available for download under the Study Information Tab


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