Welcome to the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs

ORIP advances the NIH mission by supporting research infrastructure and research-related resource programs. Specifically:

  • ORIP’s Strategic Plan supports the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan by funding the “scientific human and physical resources that will help to ensure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease.”
  • ORIP awards grants to support research resources, such as animal models of human disease and state-of-the-art biomedical instrumentation.
  • ORIP plans, organizes, and conducts workshops, both independently and in collaboration with NIH Institutes and Centers, to identify and pursue scientific opportunities.
  • ORIP supports research-training opportunities for veterinary scientists to capitalize on their distinct perspective and expertise based in a deep understanding of comparative medicine and insight into animal models of human diseases.