Who We Are
The Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) was established in 2011, and is part of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) within the Office of the NIH Director (OD).
OPA is an interdisciplinary team that impacts NIH-supported research by enabling NIH decision makers and research administrators to evaluate and prioritize current and emerging areas of research that will advance NIH’s mission.
What We Do
- We teach and support portfolio analyses across NIH by offering training classes and one-on-one consultations.
- We innovate and expand NIH-wide efforts in portfolio analysis by developing new methodologies and data tools.
- We actively coordinate portfolio analysis activities across NIH and enhance collaboration among all portfolio analysis stakeholders by hosting poster sessions, workshops, symposia, a blog, and bi-monthly meetings of the Portfolio Analysis Interest Group (PAIG).
OPA Director George Santangelo and colleagues have published an article in PLOS Biology, describing their novel metric, known as the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR). Read more about this exciting news...
This page last reviewed on July 17, 2017