The mission of the NIH is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The NIH has integrated the highest level of public accountability into its scientific mission through access to its research data. To that end, the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools provide access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research.
Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
The Fact Sheets on this site tell the stories of research discovery, current treatment status, and future expectations for the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the nation's health.
Discover the research being conducted with the support of NIH ARRA funding.