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 National Institutes of Health (NIH),
 Health and Human Services

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the United States. Its mission is to conduct science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The goals of the agency are to:

  • Foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to significantly advance U.S. capacity to protect and improve health
  • Develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will ensure U.S. capability to prevent disease
  • Expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance U.S. economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research
  • Exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science

Stages on R&D Continuum: Research or Proof of Concept, Development

EPA Goal: Ecosystems

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National Institutes of Health

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