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Information about FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), pediatrics, clinical trials, foods and veterinary medicine research, and more.

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Clinical Trials and Human Subject Protection

Guidances, Information Sheets, Notices and more.

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Field Science and Laboratories

ORA Laboratory Profiles, Laboratory Manual, Laboratory Information Bulletins, Policy for consumer product tests, training laboratory staff, report writing, private laboratory report reviews, and testimony.

FDA Science Jobs and Scientific Professional Development

Highlights FDA science job opportunities and FDA's scientific professional development culture, including continuing education, fellowships, scientific achievement awards, scientific collaborations, and promotional mechanisms.

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Bioinformatics Tools

Tools for analyzing and integrating genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics datasets.

Health Informatics at FDA

Overview of FDA’s health informatics initiatives to optimize acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in public health and biomedicine.

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INFORMED Program

INFORMED is an incubator for collaborative regulatory science research focused on supporting innovations that enhance FDA’s mission.

Research at FDA

Drugs

Research by FDA Staff to evaluate and enhance the efficacy, safety, and quality of drug products.

Medical Devices

Laboratory and field research in the areas of physical, life, and engineering sciences as well as epidemiological research in postmarket device safety

Food

Biotechnology, laboratory methods and publications, research strategic plan, and research areas such as risk assessment and consumer behavior.

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Biologics

Research by FDA staff to evaluate and enhance the safety of biologic products.

Toxicological Research

Bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational toxicology, food protection, imaging, and nanotechnology.

Animal & Veterinary

Research activities that support the needs of FDA’s animal health regulators, on issues including pre-market drug review, compliance, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety.

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Minority Health

Office of Minority Health Research and Collaboration Program works with FDA centers and external partners to support research studies about minority health and health disparities.

Women's Health

Funding available to researchers, pregnancy intiatives, Outcomes of Science Program efforts.

Tobacco Products

Research priorities, funded research, meetings and conferences.