All investigators who are members of the HRFDCC are required to have a strong commitment to research within one of the Center’s thematic areas of emphasis. To become a member of the Center, send a short description of your research area, a CV/Biosketch and indicate which of the Core services and resource you anticipate using to Center Director Brad Yoder (byoder@uab.edu). A major benefit of inclusion in the Center’s Investigator Base is prioritized access to Core services and resources, as well as to the ability to request the development of new resources that would benefit research in HRFDs. Prioritization of projects will be implemented as follows: 1) P&F awardee requests; 2) current HRFDCC members who are working on collaborative projects with other Center members; 3) current members who do not have collaborative projects; and finally, 4) non-members who have research programs within the thematic area of the Center.