New OIR Web Site and Sourcebook
The Office of Intramural Research (OIR), has created a new Web site at http://oir.nih.gov that consolidates information on the numerous programs and activities that OIR oversees. A prominent feature of this site is what has been known for many years as the NIH "Intramural Sourcebook", a compendium of policies and resources for the NIH scientific research and administrative community. This revamped Sourcebook captures several thousand distinct and important bits of information - from hiring and work-life balance benefits, through mentoring and publication procedures, ethical conduct, sabbaticals and retirement options, and more. The revamped the Sourcebook is not only to remain transparent about NIH intramural policies but also to promote the work environment for biomedical research here at NIH.
The new Web site also features information on trans-NIH offerings that OIR coordinates: the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS), the NIH Research Festival, the NIH Catalyst, the NIH Intramural Database, and the NIH Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs). The OIR site is also integrated with the popular site about intramural research at http://irp.nih.gov that includes information on all IRP Principal Investigators, NIH research accomplishments, and career and training opportunities.
"The OIR has not had a Web site before now. I hope this new site will provide a full picture of the various components of the OIR - the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU), Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHSRP), Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), and Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum (ONHM) - that keep this vast research enterprise running as efficiently and pleasantly as possible."
-- Dr. Michael Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research
You can learn more about the creation and features of the site by visiting the "I am Intramural" blog, at http://irp.nih.gov/blog/oir-website.