ORIP has two divisions: the Division of Comparative Medicine and the Division of Construction and Instruments.
ORIP advances the NIH mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. ORIP contributes to this mission by working to support innovative research ultimately aimed at protecting human health; develop scientists and scientific infrastructure; contribute to the country’s economic growth by expanding the biomedical knowledge base; and promote integrity, public accountability, and societal responsibility in scientific research.
ORIP Director’s Message
As our Office worked on the second ORIP Strategic Plan in mid-2020, the world was experiencing a global pandemic unmatched in scope and scale for 100 years. This pandemic resulted in a renewed appreciation for the importance of research infrastructure. The speed with which COVID-19 spread around the world meant that we had to fight the virus with our existing research infrastructure, while working to enhance that infrastructure to meet future challenges.