The NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) is the national framework for research on the medical and public health aspects of disasters and public health emergencies. The DR2 website, provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Library of Medicine, supports disaster science investigators by offering data collection tools, research protocols, disaster research news and events, and more.
Training and Exercise materials designed and used to prepare scientists to conduct research in the post-disaster field environment. Materials are now available for researcher and disaster planner use.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to develop pre-approved research study protocols and research design templates. These tools will be available for use in the planning and rapid implementation of time-sensitive data collection and research after a disaster. Research study protocols will undergo Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval, as needed, for immediate use after an event.
The Environmental Health Sciences Disaster Research Network is a new group consisting of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-sponsored research centers, grantees, and academic partners interested in facilitating improved national research capabilities and responding to environmental emergencies and disasters.
Information on initiatives to advance disaster research capabilities across the federal government including: