The Office of Science Policy Analysis (OSPA) often leads the development of reports mandated by Congress. Examples of reports prepared by OSPA include Congressional Appropriations Committee Reports (CACRs) and those mandated by the NIH Reform Act of 2006, which includes the NIH Director’s Biennial Report and the report on NIH Collaboration with other Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) agencies.
Biennial Report of the Director of the National Institutes of Health
The NIH Director’s Biennial Report provides Congress, NIH stakeholders, and the public with an integrated portrait of activities across all of the NIH Institutes and Centers on a biennial basis.
Appendices (Print Version ), including the statutory mandates for the NIH Biennial Report, descriptions of the missions of the NIH ICs and the OD program offices, data on the primary NIH research training programs, and an index.
Section 403A [283a] (a), Annual Reporting to Increase Interagency Collaboration and Coordination, was added to the Public Health Service Act by Section 104 of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reform Act of 2006, and requires that the NIH Director forward to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary an annual report on NIHís collaborations with other HHS Agencies .1 This, our fifth report to the Secretary, covers FY 2011.
The NIHís collaborative efforts with other HHS agencies are a critical component of the HHS mission to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. As the Nationís leading biomedical and behavioral research institution, NIH is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental scientific knowledge about living systems and the application of that knowledge to improve peopleís health and reduce the burden of disease. Our collaborations with other HHS agencies promote the translation of NIHís research to community health practice, coordinate a range of health programs and policies, enable better tracking of patient safety initiatives, and optimize agency efforts to reduce health disparities, thereby providing a healthier population, resulting in increased social and economic benefits.
The 2011 fiscal year report can be found on the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Web site located at http://report.nih.gov/reports.aspx.
All prior year reports are also located on the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Web site at http://report.nih.gov/crs/PreviousCollaborations.aspx.
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