The Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The IDeA program was established to broaden the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. Currently, NIGMS supports INBRE programs in 23 states and Puerto Rico.

Arkansas INBRE builds on the successful Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) program that was established in 2001 under a grant from the NIH. The Arkansas BRIN links Arkansas institutions of higher education to create a statewide infrastructure in support of an effort to build biomedical research capacity in Arkansas.

Read more about the goals and history of the Arkansas INBRE.