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NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) Media Contacts:

  • Press and media should email all inquiries to​. A member of the OER Press Group will respond to your message as soon as possible. Provide your contact information, affiliation, and specific questions in your message.
  • Other NIH Media Contacts are available for questions relevant to other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. 

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NIH RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) site publicly provides reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. The RePORT suite includes:

  • NIH RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) allows users to search for funded projects, investigators, publications, and patents (see this NIH Open Mike blog for more). REPORTER also includes information on research projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Awards by Location and Organization provides year-by-year NIH funding data, filterable by institution, state, congressional district, and more.
  • RCDC (Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization) shows actuals and future estimates of annual support level for various budget categories based on grants, research and development contracts, and other funding mechanisms used by NIH, as well as disease burden data published by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. See this NIH Open Mike blog for more.
  • NIH Data Book gives a wealth of summary statistics on extramural grants and research and development contract awards, including the organizations and researchers that NIH supports as well as application success rates See this NIH Open Mike blog for more.

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