DPCPSI at a Glance

Who We Are

DPCPSI plans and coordinates trans-NIH initiatives and research supported by the NIH Common Fund, and develops resources to support portfolio analyses. The mission of DPCPSI includes identifying emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, and scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research.

Aerial view of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (Building 10), NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
NIH main campus

DPCPSI Leadership

Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D., is the Director of DPCPSI. She previously served as the Acting NIH Principal Deputy Director and the NIH Alternate Deputy Ethics Counselor, as well as the NIH Associate Deputy Director.

Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D.
Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D., DPCPSI Director

NIH Common Fund

The NIH Common Fund invests millions of dollars to fund new high-risk research awards to encourage investigators to explore ideas that have the potential to propel biomedical research and speed the translation of research to improve health at a faster pace.

Council of Councils

Established by the 2006 NIH Reform Act, the Council is an advisory group to DPCPSI and NIH leadership that provides feedback on potential new trans-NIH initiatives.

NIH Planning and Evaluation (P&E) Officers

NIH P&E Officers coordinate NIH Institutes', Centers', and Offices' planning, evaluation and reporting processes; advise on science policy issues affecting biomedical and behavioral research; and share information on relevant policies, procedures, and strategic objectives.

Roster of P&E Officers

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