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National Institutes of Health

Office of Cross-Cutting Science and Scientific Technology


This Office provides the NIMH programmatic lead on numerous scientific activities that cut across divisions, NIH institutes and centers, and agencies. These activities include, but are not limited to: NIMH small business research program coordination, NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIH BISTIC (Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative Consortium, NIH BECON (BioEngineering CONsortium, NIH Nano Task Force, United States-European Commission Task Force on Biotechnology, and several NIH Roadmap initiatives (Interdisciplinary Research; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; and Nanomedicine). In addition, the Office supports research and development of scientific technologies related to brain and behavioral research, including software (such as informatics tools and resources), hardware (such as devices and instrumentation), and wetware (such as novel genetic methods or bioactive and molecular imaging agents).


Michael F. Huerta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, NIMH
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7202, MSC 9645

Collaborative NIH Initiatives