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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – February 2010

National Institute on Drug Abuse Launches Intramural Research Program Web Site

Format: Web Site
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA recently launched a new Intramural Research Program (IRP) Web site. NIDA's IRP is dedicated to innovative research on basic mechanisms underlying drug abuse and dependence and to developing new methods to treat drug abuse and dependence. The new Web site includes information about the IRP's structure and research components as well as employment and training opportunities.

The IRP conducts research at the molecular, genetic, cellular, animal, and clinical levels, focusing on major problems in the field. The long-term goal of the research is to better understand the biological and behavioral factors contributing to initiation, maintenance, and elimination of drug abuse and addiction and to translate this knowledge into improved strategies for preventing, treating, and reducing negative consequences of drug abuse and addiction. An important aspect of the program is the training and career development of investigators in basic and clinical sciences related to drug abuse research.

Next Steps

You can visit the new NIDA IRP Web site at

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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