The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability throughout the world.
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is conducted on several dedicated NIH campuses across the country. Although we constitute a small fraction of the total NIH budget, our facilities and funding structure provide us with a distinctive research environment. We are able to leverage the extensive resources and expertise across the IRP to perform truly interdisciplinary research from the bench to the bedside. We are also well-positioned to capitalize quickly on new scientific opportunities.
Within the framework of the overall NIH mandate, the IRP mission is to:
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Learn about our origins as a research institution.
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Find out what makes our structure unique.
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