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Research Capabilities, Tools, and Resources


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Research addressing each of the FARS is funded through a combination of intramural and extramural grants and contracts managed by centers and Agency-wide offices. Agency resources are critical to fully support intramural and extramural research addressing the FARS. The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) facilitates coordination and administration of some of the shared resources in collaboration with centers and offices. OCS also oversees the Agency-wide Senior Science Council (SSC), comprising scientific leadership from each of the centers, the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), and the Office of the Commissioner’s component offices, as relevant. OCS provides advice and guidance to the Agency and center leadership on cross-cutting regulatory science issues, including on planning, reporting, programs, policies, and communication. FDA centers and offices have primary authority over their own research resources in terms of setting strategic priorities, allocating research resources to high-quality, mission-relevant scientific projects, and having in place systems for periodic and systematic evaluation of the research productivity, outcomes, and impacts.




Minority Health and Health Equity Women’s Health Maternal Health Pediatric Health
Oncology Rare Diseases One Health Initiative  



Research Capabilities, Tools, and Resources

Research Management and Collaborations Technology Transfer and Public-Private Partnerships Physical Standards and Reference Materials Intramural Grant Programs Extramural Funding Mechanisms

Scientific Education, Training, and Communication

Fellowship and Training Opportunities Professional Development and Continuing Education Communication and External Meetings


Facilities and Shared Resources Safety and Compliance



Office of the Chief Scientist

Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation

Contact Us: FARS@fda.hhs.gov


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