OAR Special Initiatives
OAR identifies scientific areas that require focused attention and manages and facilitates multi-Institute and trans-Institute activities to address those needs.
DPCPSI's mission includes identifying emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, and scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research. The Division plans and implements trans-NIH initiatives supported by the Common Fund and coordinates research related to AIDS, behavioral and social sciences, women's health, disease prevention, and research infrastructure.
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.