ORIP Director’s Message

ORIP Director’s Strategic Plan 2021–2025 Message
As our Office worked on the second Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (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. Biomedical research, like other complex human endeavors, benefits from robust and adaptive infrastructure and resources. ORIP supports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission by providing a variety of research infrastructure and related programs that benefit researchers supported by many NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs). ORIP also supports specialized biomedical research training for veterinary scientists.

About the Director

 Dr. Franziska B. Grieder, DVM, Ph.D.

Dr. Franziska B. Grieder, DVM, Ph.D., is the Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, in the office of the NIH Director. ORIP supports the intellectual, physical, and human infrastructure that advances biomedical research at the NIH. ORIP consists of two functional units: the Division of Comparative Medicine and the Division of Construction and Instruments. Dr. Grieder was appointed ORIP director in January of 2013.

Dr. Grieder attended veterinary school at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in viral pathogenesis from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to coming to the NIH, Dr. Grieder was a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, in the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University, where she maintains a faculty appointment. Dr. Grieder’s research focused on viral pathogenesis using mouse models to investigate neuroimmune mechanisms.

Read more about ORIP.

Spring 2022
NPRC Scientific Seminar Series Marks 60 Years of NIH Support

Winter 2022
Progress on ORIP Strategic Priorities

Fall 2021
ORIP Support for Modern Equipment for Shared-Use Biomedical Research Facilities

Last updated: 04-28-2023