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Immediate Office of the Director (IOD) of OCBQ


The Immediate Office of the Director (IOD) of OCBQ has many responsibilities, including the following:


The Immediate Office of the Director (IOD) within OCBQ provides leadership and administrative oversight for the Office's multifaceted activities and organizational responsibilities, including in such areas as:

  • policy making,
  • program direction and coordination,
  • liaison responsibilities,
  • and providing subject matter expert advice to the Center Director and other Agency officials in support of CBER's inspection, compliance and surveillance related activities, and its science-based regulatory work.


Compliance-Related Policy Activities


The IOD staff within OCBQ participate in and contribute to a wide variety of compliance-related policy and science-based regulatory activities, including the following:


  • Contributes to policy development within CBER, as well across other FDA Centers, including the development of guidance documents, rulemaking, SOPPs, Compliance Policy Guides, and FDA Staff Manual Guides.
  • Conducts policy analyses and reviews, including the review and clearance of OCBQ-authored policy documents, white papers, charters, and strategic plans.
  • Participates in Intra-Agency, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Center working groups.



Contact FDA

(800) 835-4709
(301) 827-1800
Consumer Affairs Branch (CBER)

Division of Communication and Consumer Affairs

Office of Communication, Outreach and Development

Food and Drug Administration

1401 Rockville Pike

Suite 200N/HFM-47

Rockville, MD 20852-1448