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Welcome to the NIH Common Fund

Bold science, catalyzing discoveries

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Our Mission

The NIH Common Fund is a funding entity within NIH that supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. These programs create a space where investigators and multiple NIH Institutes and Centers collaborate on innovative research expected to address high priority challenges for the NIH as a whole and make a broader impact in the scientific community.

Science Highlights

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The Illuminating the Druggable Genome program developed resources to discover new drug targets

The National Institutes of Health’s Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) program ge

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ComPASS Team Publishes Findings from Listening Sessions That Shaped Program

To inform the development of the NIH Common Fund Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) program, NIH held a series of virt

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New Technique Takes Flight as Scientists Find a Novel Approach to Gene Therapy

A High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program awardee reports the discovery of a new method to insert long DNA sequences safely into human cells, with inspiration from an unlikely source: birds.

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Researchers Break New Ground Treating Gut Inflammation with Designer Bacteria

Trillions of microbes live in our gut, helping to digest food, supporting the immune system, and fighting disease-causing bacteria.

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New isolation method yields greater capture of small biological particles outside cells

The new isolation process is conducted on a microscopic device...

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New Database Supports Open Science in Study of Particles That Exist Outside Cells

The NanoFlow Repository is established to provide a place for researchers to share their extracellular particle data...

This page last reviewed on February 6, 2024