Division of Communication & Outreach (DCO)

Empowering the extramural research community, internal and external to NIH, to advance science by providing them with:

  • accurate and timely information on grant opportunities, policies, processes, and systems
  • insight into the NIH extramural leadership perspective
Key products and services supported by the office: 

Director: Megan Columbus


Grants Information Branch
Provides a communications resource service for NIH grant-related inquiries. Information specialists help prospective NIH grantees navigate NIH and identify the appropriate resources, funding opportunities, or offices.


Web Development and Technology Branch
Provides technical management and web development of numerous OER public and staff Web sites and system utilities that support the NIH grants process.


eRA Communications and Documentation Team

Contact Us:
OER Communications Office
Grants Information
OER Webmaster
eRA Communications Office

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