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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Disaster Research Response Project

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The NIH Disaster Research Response (DR2) Project is a pilot project aimed at creating an environmental health disaster research system through platforms of ready-to-go research data collection tools and a network of specially trained research responders. This project was developed and will be administered by the NIEHS and NLM. Elements of the system include epidemiologic questionnaires and clinical protocols, specially trained disaster researchers, environmental health disaster research networks, a reach-back roster of subject matter experts, and a support infrastructure that can be activated and deployed during public health emergencies and declared disasters. This effort will not only serve as a model for enhancing environmental health research responses, but will also provide invaluable lessons and platforms for others interested in advancing timely post-disaster research activities.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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