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Featured Resources & Initiatives
ACTIV
A public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy to speed the most promising COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)
An initiative to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
RECOVER
A new research initiative to understand, prevent, and treat the long-term effects of COVID-19.
ARPA-H
A new science agency proposed by President Joseph Biden as part of NIH to drive biomedical breakthroughs and provide transformative solutions for all patients.
Anti-Sexual Harassment
NIH does not tolerate pervasive or severe harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment.
Ending Structural Racism
Learn more about NIH’s efforts to end structural racism in biomedical research through the UNITE initiative.
All of Us Research Program
A research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
NIH HEAL Initiative
Trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.
Clinical Trials
Learn about participating in clinical trials and where to find them.
Accelerating Medicines Partnership
A bold venture to help identify new treatments and cures for diseases.
Impact of NIH Research
NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.
Medical Research Initiatives
Important initiatives aimed at improving medical research.
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