Welcome to the NIH Systemic Assessments Homepage!


The Systemic Assessments Branch (SAB), within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), coordinates program performance activities across all of NIH.  These activities include assessing and evaluating program performance through several federally-mandated reporting mechanisms.  These mechanisms include the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and the Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).  Although several reporting mechanisms exist, nearly all assess progress and performance through specific GPRA goals.


This homepage provides a convenient, centralized location for GPRA planning and performance, as well as related information.  Information includes resources for developing and writing GPRA performance goals, measuring and justifying organizational/program performance, and providing accessibility to related current and archived performance reports and highlights. 

GPRA Overview
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) is a public bipartisan law passed by Congress in 1993, enacted to improve stewardship in the Federal Government, linking resources and management decisions with program performance. (See more)

 FY 2009 NIH Online Performance Appendix

The FY 2009 Online Performance Appendix contains the FY 2009 plan / FY 2007 GPRA Performance Report. (see Online Performance Appendix on the NIH Budget Request page).(See more)

Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) provides a means to assess program performance.  PART asks a series of questions aimed at effective program management.  (See more)

HHS Annual Plan

NIH supports One HHS.  Reporting NIH performance for the One HHS Annual Plan occurs through the HHS Annual Plan, Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) or  Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A).  (See more)

Science of Science Management
The science of science management strives to develop an understanding of the structures and dynamics of a scientific organization, science system, or scientific program in order to promote discovery, build capacity and sustain the management of science through to public health.  (see more)