NIH Director’s Biennial Report posted

The report provides an integrated portrait of NIH research activities, making it easy for Congress, advocates and patient groups, and the general public to understand the agency

Dr. Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the release of the Biennial Report of the Director, for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. The report provides an integrated portrait of NIH research activities, making it easy for Congress, advocates and patient groups, and the general public to understand the many activities of the agency. This is the second report under the mandate in the NIH Reform Act, which reinvented the NIH Biennial as a consolidated report, replacing many disparate ones. Now on the NIH website, the report will be available in print this fall.

The report provides a bounty of information for those who want to understand how various research plans relate to each other, or who want handy links to information on how much NIH spends on which diseases and conditions. 

The Biennial Report is available on the NIH website. The website also provides an opportunity to provide NIH with feedback about ways to enhance the report to improve NIH transparency and accountability. Visit the NIH news website for additional information from NIH.