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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 STEM Education, Engagement, and Outreach

FDA STEM activities support FDA efforts to continue attracting and developing highly skilled scientists to protect public health with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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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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Research at FDA


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


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

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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 and Health Equity

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.

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