For Researchers

For Researchers
Research Opportunities Get involved in CF research

We are tackling CF from all angles, so there are many different opportunities for your research to be part of the solution.


Our Research Focus Our key research initiative

Our research focuses on finding a cure, and until then, more effectively treating the most challenging complications of CF.

Tools & Resources To help you accelerate progress toward a cure

We support the development of many helpful tools and resources to assist you in accelerating the progress toward new scientific knowledge of and new therapies for cystic fibrosis.

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Research Groups & Centers Connect and collaborate

Through collaboration rather than individual projects, we can make progress faster and better.

Therapeutics Development Network

The TDN is the largest CF clinical trials network in the world. We bring together experts from across the country to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new CF therapies through clinical studies.

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National Resource Centers

These centers provide study sponsors and investigators centralized expertise in outcome measures for CF clinical research.

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Success with Therapies Research Consortium

The STRC helps the clinical study of interventions so people with CF can more consistently manage their disease and improve health outcomes and quality of life.

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Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium

The Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium is made up of 15 lung transplants centers in the U.S. and Canada with the goal of improving care and conducting research in cystic fibrosis lung transplantation.

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Epithelial Cell Consortium

This group brings together investigators who collaborate and share data to hasten the pace of CF-related stem cell research.

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TDN Sexual Health, Reproduction, and Gender Research Working Group

To address the unique and emerging needs of people with cystic fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has established a research working group to identify knowledge gaps, determine research priorities, and develop the infrastructure needed to conduct the research related to sexual, reproductive, and gender health.

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CF Basic Research Centers

These centers bring together leading scientists to pool their talents and advance understanding of the basic science of CF and the complex ways it affects different parts of the body.

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NTM Consortium

A group of care centers with expertise in NTM research and treatment conduct studies aiming to standardize the diagnosis and treatment of these bacterial infections.

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