The Competitive Service Centers Program is a vehicle for the Institutes, Centers, and Divisions (ICDs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to obtain services from other ICDs in a variety of administrative areas. The program is managed out of the Office of the Deputy Director for Management, NIH.

This web site provides an overview of the Competitive Service Centers Program at the NIH. It includes information on the existing centers, how to set up future Service Centers, as well as background on how the program developed and what it involves.

Service Center Overview

What is a Competitive Service Center? What are the benefits from participating? How are FTE's affected? How are new Service Centers started? Get answers to these questions and more.

Sample Proposal

View this sample of a Competitive Service Center proposal to better understand the requirements for developing a successful Service Center.

Proposal Review Process

This section includes the criteria for evaluating Service Center proposals.

Current Participants

View a list of current Service Center providers and users with links to available web sites and email addresses.

Introduction | Service Center Overview | Sample Proposal |
Proposal Review Process | Current Participants

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact the Competitive Service Centers Committee.

This site has been developed by the Service Center Information Committee

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Last updated 3/2/98