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National Institutes of Health - Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

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The NIH formally established the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) within the Office of the Director (OD) as part of implementing the requirements of the NIH Reform Act of 2006. Activities directed by DPCPSI include:

The Division also coordinates research and activities related to research on AIDS, behavioral and social sciences, women's health, disease prevention, dietary supplements, and research infrastructure. DPCPSI incorporates all of the functions of the former Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) and the OD Program Offices, in the Office of Strategic Coordination which supports cross-cutting, trans-NIH programs that require participation by at least two NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination.

Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

Office of AIDS Research (OAR) – setting scientific priorities in the global fight against AIDS

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) – furthering behavioral and social sciences research

Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) – fostering prevention and health promotion research

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) - supporting research infrastructure and related research programs, and coordinating NIH’s science education efforts

Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) – enhancing research related to diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect women

Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) – encompassing the NIH Common Fund programs and is designed to provide strategic and nimble approaches to address key roadblocks that impede biomedical research



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