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NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/CSR/      

Center for Scientific Review: Mission


The Center for Scientific Reivew (CSR): 1) serves as the central receipt point for most research grant and training applications submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and makes initial referral to various DHHS components; 2) assigns all NIH applications to the appropriate institutes or centers and also to the scientific review groups within CSR or other institutes or centers; 3) provides the scientific merit review of most research grant and fellowship applications submitted to the NIH; 4) provides staff support to the Office of the Director, NIH, in the formulation of grant and award policies and procedures; and 5) assists other NIH components in providing and disseminating data on the intramural and extramural NIH programs, information on the NIH peer review system, and information about the research grant and fellowship application process and procedures to the scientific community, the Congress, other NIH staff, and the general public.


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