Progress on ORIP Strategic Priorities

To mark one year since releasing the ORIP Strategic Plan 2021–2025, we are happy to announce the launch of the ORIP Strategic Plan Progress Update webpages. These pages describe progress in our research infrastructure high-priority thematic areas:

  1. Animal Models to Advance the Study of Human Disease
  2. Innovative Instruments and Equipment to Accelerate Research Discoveries
  3. Specialized Research Training in Animal Models and Related Resources
  4. Awareness of ORIP Resources and Programs

ORIP funds the scientific human and physical resources that will help to ensure the Nation’s capability to adapt to scientific challenges and opportunities. Since the release of ORIP’s Strategic Plan in January 2021, ORIP-funded scientists and staff have been working to make the research goals and objectives a reality. Examples of ORIP’s ongoing progress will be added to the website quarterly.

For more in-depth stories of ORIP-supported research and resources, check out ORIP’s monthly Research Highlights. These stories celebrate ORIP-funded researchers, display how ORIP-funded instruments propel research progress, and showcase how animal models offer insight into human diseases. For the most recent installment, start with A New Method for Drosophila Cryopreservation Overcomes Longstanding Challenges.

As ORIP progresses with strategic Theme 4: Awareness of ORIP Resources and Programs, ORIP will offer more webinars and other informational resources to support its applicants and grantees in all the scientific and training areas ORIP supports. For its next webinar, on Friday, February 18, 2022, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., ORIP staff will provide a Pre-Application Webinar for PAR-22-088, Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PAR-21-363, Limited Competition: Development and Renovation of Housing, Breeding, and Research Spaces for Existing NIH-supported NHP Colonies (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). ORIP staff members involved in managing these programs will assist potential applicants by explaining the goals and objectives of these Funding Opportunities and answering questions from attendees. Learn more about the webinar at NOT-OD-22-060. Registration is available here.

The ORIP website has many resources to keep you in the know about our funding opportunities, resources, and research progress. Check back to find out the latest, especially for our continued strategic plan progress.

Franziska B. Grieder, DVM, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Program

Last updated: 03-29-2022