Request for Applications: New Patient Registries to Join IAMRARE and RDCA-DAP in 2024

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) announces a request for applications for the implementation of two new patient registries on the IAMRARE platform. Funding is made available through the Rare Disease Cures Accelerator – Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP®), a collaborative agreement with the Critical Path Institute funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Successful applicants will actively work with NORD, beginning in January 2024, to create and launch a patient registry at no cost to the sponsoring organization. This is a major opportunity for patient advocacy groups with active patient populations to utilize NORD’s help developing a study that will advance medical knowledge about their disease.

NORD’s IAMRARE Platform hosts registries that are sponsored by patient advocacy organizations for the purpose of collecting patient reported data. NORD will build and host the registry site and will provide training to registry sponsors as they establish a registry advisory board, develop a study protocol, build and customize surveys, engage in the IRB review process, and set criteria for the sharing of data collected by the registry.

Applications from organizations who meet the criteria to create a new registry or migrate an existing registry from another platform will be considered.

Application Criteria

  • 501(c)(3) organization representing a community that meets the criteria for designation as a rare disease
  • Special consideration will go to NORD Platinum level Member Organizations, followed by those who meet the Platinum level qualifications for members (listed here)
  • Commitment and resources to begin registry work in January 2024 and run a natural history study for a minimum of 5 years, including:
    • At least .5 staff FTE to dedicate to the registry
    • Sufficient financial resources to support annual maintenance fees of approximately $3,000 per year (this cost is estimated and may change based on levels of support)
  • Commitment to the submission of data generated by the registry to the RDCA-DAP (for information about RDCA-DAP, please visit
  • Support from disease community and experts who will be able to contribute to the design and success of the project, including selecting disease-specific questions and patient engagement and retention


Release of request for applications: September 1, 2023

Applications due date: October 20, 2023

Notification of accepted applicants: November 1, 2023

Registry implementation begins: January 2024

The application is now open at

Questions about this request for applications should be sent to