The Office of Program Evaluation and Performance (OPEP) serves as the hub of a broad evaluation community at the NIH, which consists of Planning and Evaluation officers from across the NIH’s Institutes and Centers (ICs) and OD offices. OPEP’s mission is to support NIH program evaluations to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. As a part of this mission, OPEP:

  • Administers the NIH Evaluation Set-Aside (ESA) Program ***Currently Suspended*** 
  • Provides evaluation consultation and support to NIH Staff
  • Reports evaluation results to HHS

This website includes information about post award-requirements for ESA award recipients, and links to evaluation-related resources. OPEP also coordinates regular meetings of the Evaluation Special Interests Group, through which the NIH evaluation community stays informed and connected.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Evaluate@mail.nih.gov.

This page last reviewed on March 9, 2018