FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME I - ORGANIZATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST
NATIONAL CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH
OFFICE OF RESEARCH
Effective Date: 08/01/2012
1. OFFICE OF RESEARCH (DAECC)
A. Organizes, plans, and directs Center research programs in accordance with Center-wide strategic direction. Implements Center-wide strategies for achieving annual and long-range plans for research.
B. Provides leadership and direction for communications among scientific and administrative staffs.
C. Reviews all Center protocols for scientific integrity and insures that requirements such as Instructional Review Board requirements are met. Evaluates and reviews the adequacy of research resources, and appraises the technical aspects and contributions of Center science programs.
D. Evaluates and interprets results of scientific research, and initiates and recommends action as appropriate to implement policy changes.
E. Coordinates with other Center and Agency components and top level officials of other Agencies to provide input for long-term research planning in responsible program areas. Ensures that programs implemented are responsive to the Center’s portion of the Agency’s integrated research plan.
2. AUTHORITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE
The functional statements for this Office were approved by the Center Director, effective August 1, 2012.