What We Do

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The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease for all people.

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Strategic Plans 

NINDS conducts strategic planning to guide and coordinate research, both across the Institute and on specific topics.

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Workforce Diversity 

NINDS funds and conducts neuroscience research training and career development programs to ensure a vibrant, talented and diverse neuroscience workforce. 

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From basic science to translational and clinical research, NINDS is helping advance the understanding of the brain, nervous system and neurological disorders to improve treatments and prevention strategies. 

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Budget and Legislation  

Stay informed about the NINDS budget and Congressional activities.

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Scientific Review Branch

The Scientific Review Branch (SRB) reviews all NINDS research and development contracts and certain grant applications of particular interest to NINDS.

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