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Published annually, the NIH Almanac presents pertinent facts about the National Institutes of Health--the Federal Government s principal biomedical research agency. It is designed as a ready reference source on NIH s 14 research institutes and 2 divisions, the National Library of Medicine, the Clinical Center--a combined research hospital and laboratory complex--the National Center for Research Resources, and the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences.

A publications of related interest are: The National Institutes of Health, a brief general introduction to the work of NIH; NIH Data Book, a compilation of statistical material; and NIH Extramural Programs, a compendium of the scientific programs of the NIH components that award grants and contracts. For more detailed information about these components, the reader is referred to the listing of current NIH publications and printed material contained in the NIH Publications List.