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NIH Office of the Director

NIH Office of the Director

The NIH is comprised of the Office of the Director and 27 Institutes and Centers. The Office of the Director is the central office at NIH, and is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. More

The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director

Research, Funding and Coordination

Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)

Extramural ResearchOffice of Extramural Research (OER)

Intramural Research—Office of Intramural Research (OIR)


Communications—Office of Communications & Public Liaison (OCPL)

Public Information—Public Information Office (PIO)


Science Policy—Office of Science Policy (OSP)

Legislative Policy—Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA)

Administration & Services

Executive Office (Public Access)—Office of the Director Executive Office (ODEO)

Executive Office—Office of the Director Executive Office (ODEO) (OD-only access)

Equal Opportunity—Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)

Ethics—NIH Ethics Office

NIH Information Technology—Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Management—Office of Management (OM)

Conflict Resolution—Center for Cooperative Resolution (CCR)

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

  • Legal—Office of the NIH Legal Advisor
  • Ethics—Ethics Division at NIH
This page last reviewed on October 9, 2012

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