The Office of Extramural Research Administration provides leadership and advice to the Senior Executive for Science Programs on implementing and coordinating extramural research, training and career development, grant program operations and policies. The OERA is headed by the Director for Extramural Research Administration (DERA) and staff members are assigned in three major areas:
GMB is the central point of contact for all business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within NINR.
RPAB provides leadership in all aspects of extramural research grants policy and serves as an authoritative source of policy interpretation, implementation and communication for NINR and the scientific community.
The Scientific Review Branch (SRB) provides policy direction and coordination for the planning and execution of initial scientific and technical reviews conducted within the NINR.