The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) organizational structure is divided into seven divisions and the Office of the Director to reflect the emerging landscape of genomics research.
In 2012, NHGRI formally reorganized its institutional structure by dividing the institute's Extramural Research Program into four new divisions and promoting to division status the office overseeing policy, communications, and education, and the office overseeing administration and management. The reorganization was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and announced at the 66th meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. The organizational structure is intended to support the institute's expanding mission, which has evolved from the singular focus on the Human Genome Project to pursuing an exciting and broad set of opportunities for using genomics to advance medicine and improve human health.
The Office of the Director oversees general operations, administration and communications for the National Human Genome Research Institute.
The Division of Extramural Operations conducts the review of NHGRI's grant applications and grants management.
The Division of Genome Sciences oversees basic genomics research and technology development, as well as major activities such as large-scale genome sequencing.
The Division of Genomic Medicine promotes the NHGRI's efforts to advance the application of genomics to medical science and clinical care.
The Division of Genomics and Society focuses on the societal issues that need to be studied and addressed as genomics advances.
The Division of Intramural Research coducts scientific studies in NHGRI's labs on and around the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.
The Division of Management oversees a wide range of NHGRI activities, from financial management to administrative services to information technology.