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Office of Extramural Policy and Review (OEPR)

What We Do:

  • Administer the peer and objective review of all Institute-based extramural grant applications;
  • Administer the concept and peer review of all NIDA research contract proposals;
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Director regarding the Institute's peer and objective review processes;
  • Provide scientific analyses of the Institute's extramural research program, assessing the breadth and scope of the Institute's research activities;
  • Administer the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse second level review of extramural support mechanisms and advice on overall NIDA program and policy matters;
  • Coordinate and assure the development of program policies and rules relating to the Institute's extramural activities, including Institute responsibility for inquiries and investigations into misconduct in science;
  • Coordinate Institute activities under the Privacy Act;
  • Coordinate supervision of issuance of Certificates of Confidentiality; and
  • Administer the Institute's committee management function under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.        

Certificate of Confidentiality On-Line Application Update

Effective Wednesday April 15, 2015, NIDA accepts Certificate of Confidentiality applications through an on–line application system designed for all those requesting a Certificate from NIH. All requests for Certificates to NIDA are processed through the new system. The system allows you to draft and submit your applications, respond to NIDA CoC staff as needed, and receive key updates regarding your application.  The NIH CoC Kiosk web site provides answers to your questions about CoCs and can help you to navigate the system.

Staff Listings & Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Office of Extramural Policy and Review
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health/DHHS
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4246 MSC 9550
Bethesda, MD 20892-9550
Rockville, MD 20852 (For express/courier service)

Scientific Review Group/Committee Structure

This page was last updated April 2015