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  • coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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  • explore and see

    The OIR works to improve the NIH research environment.

    “The NIH Office of Intramural Research (OIR) develops, implements, and coordinates the numerous programs and policies that enable the running of this world-class research enterprise known as the NIH Intramural Research Program. We strive to enhance the scientific working environment in our federal labs and offices and, quite simply, to help our scientists conduct outstanding research. I invite you to explore this site to learn more about what we do.”

    Michael M. Gottesman, M.D., Deputy Director for Intramural Research

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  • advancing diversity and inclusion

    Our goal is to cultivate a workforce that better reflects the diversity of the U.S. population itself in order to most efficiently pursue the NIH mission. See how we're doing it and more.

  • principal investigators

    Approximately 1,200 Principal Investigators (PIs) conduct biomedical or behavioral research within the Intramural Research Program (IRP).

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