NIDCR proposes to reorganize the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) and invites comments from the public.
Currently, the DIR comprises 25 investigators in 5 laboratories and branches. Under the reorganization, the DIR would comprise 25 investigators in 1 branch, called the Basic, Translational and Clinical Research Branch.
The proposed re-organization would:
- Eliminate administrative “stove piping” and promote interactions and collaborations
- Retain existing areas of research emphasis, allowing them to evolve without requiring reorganization
- Promote a more participatory governance with input from all investigators
Proposed organizational structure: