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NCRR's Science Education Partnership Awards are designed to improve life science literacy throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Comparative Medicine helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities.

NCRR's Division of Research Infrastructure supports programs to enhance the competitiveness of investigators in underserved states and institutions and also provides funding to build, expand, remodel, or renovate research facilities throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Biomedical Technology supports research to develop innovative technologies and helps make them accessible to the biomedical research community.

NCRR's Division for Clinical Research Resources provides funding to biomedical research institutions to establish and maintain specialized clinical research facilities and clinical-grade biomaterials that enable clinical and patient-oriented research.

Advisory Council

The National Advisory Research Resources Council comprises 18 appointed members who serve for overlapping four-year terms. The membership includes leaders in scientific disciplines related to the activities of NCRR, as well as members of the general public who are leaders in fields of public and health policies, law, economics, and management. The Council meets three times a year—according to the meeting schedule below—to conduct second-level review of applications as required by law. The Council also advises NCRR on other funding activities, policies, and program considerations.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes, and Presentations

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February 12, 2009
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(Available at 7:50 a.m.)

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May 28, 2009



September 15, 2009



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