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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.

This page last reviewed on April 3, 2017