Accelerating Science

The NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) accelerates scientific progress by advancing basic, translational, and clinical research across all fields of biomedical study. Since its inception, the IRP has led some of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of the modern age and continues to operate at the forefront of scientific discovery.

To remain a leading academic center of excellence, and to clearly define the long-term vision for the IRP, we have identified 12 core scientific opportunities for the future. These opportunities were selected following an extensive review process conducted by investigators from across the IRP, and were chosen based on their potential to transform the healthcare field and take advantage of the diversity and scope of the IRP’s cross-disciplinary resources, infrastructure, and scientific expertise.

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