Even regular Rock Talk readers might not be familiar with all the ways my office, the Office of Extramural Research (OER), supports NIH’s mission and works with extramural researchers. My office provides much of the NIH infrastructure that allows grants to happen, and allows NIH – and you! – to get a comprehensive sense of all the research NIH supports. OER’s work provides transparency into NIH grant programs, ensures integrity of scientific programs through policy, develops and maintains electronic systems for grants administration, and much much more. If you’re interested in learning more about OER, take a look at the 2012 report we just posted online. And if you have specific questions about anything you’ve read, let us know.