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Our Vision and Mission

The NIH Clinical Center will serve as the nation’s premier research hospital for conducting clinical research to improve the health of humankind. The Clinical Center will also serve as a national resource for clinical research by fostering dynamic interactions with outside partners; developing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; enhancing systems to ensure the safe, efficient, and ethical conduct of clinical research; training clinical researchers; and leading the clinical research response to the nation’s emerging public health needs.


As the nation’s clinical research center, the NIH Clinical Center is dedicated to improving human health by providing an outstanding environment that facilitates:

  • Development of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
  • Training of clinical researchers
  • Development of processes to ensure the safe, efficient, and ethical conduct of clinical research.
The Clinical Center achieves this mission through a culture that fosters collaboration, innovation, diversity, and the highest ethical standards.

Page last updated: February 19, 2008

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