Office of Science Policy Mission Statement
The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) advises the NIH Director on matters of significance to the agency, the research community, and the public, with an eye toward promoting progress in the biomedical research enterprise through the development of sound and comprehensive policies.
OSP’s various offices and programs work on a wide range of issues including biosafety, biosecurity, genetic testing, genomic data sharing, human subjects protections, the organization and management of the NIH, and the outputs and value of NIH-funded research. This is accomplished through a wide range of analyses and reports, commentary on emerging policy proposals, and the development of policy proposals for consideration by NIH, the Federal government, and the public.
Public input on OSP activities is always welcome, and interested members of the public may contact us at SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov.
Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science Policy
National Institutes of Health