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Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation


To improve and advance public health by accelerating innovations through creative collaborations that harness the best science.


To offer excellence and innovation in strategic leadership, collaboration, coordination, and infrastructure development, ensuring FDA continues to have a strong regulatory science foundation.

Major Functions

  • Support high-quality, collaborative scientific activities to address important public health and regulatory issues concerning FDA regulated products, including their evaluation, quality, safety and effectiveness
  • Support core scientific capacity and infrastructure
  • Foster development and use of innovative technologies in product development and evaluation
  • Address scientific and public health priorities through support of high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research programs, within and outside FDA.   
  • Support scientific outreach and research collaboration activities that advance FDA's mission through engaging other agencies, global regulatory partners, academia, innovators, and consumers
  • Seek input from FDA programs, stakeholders, and outside advisors, including the FDA Science Board to help define, review and meet FDA scientific needs and priorities 

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