About CIT

The Center for Information Technology (CIT), one of the 27 institutes and centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on delivering high-quality IT services and systems to enable NIH staff to perform world-class research.

Each day, approximately 44,000 NIH staff in 200+ buildings and facilities across the Washington, DC and Maryland metropolitan areas, Arizona, Montana, and North Carolina rely on CIT‐managed IT services and infrastructure.


What CIT Offers NIH

As a service organization, CIT provides the NIH community with a variety of IT services to support mission-critical research and administration. CIT does not receive a direct appropriation from Congress, so these services are supported by funds from the 26 other NIH ICs and the Office of the Director. For some of CIT’s services, use varies by NIH IC. Other services are ubiquitous throughout the NIH campus.

CIT’s intramural research program (IRP), which includes staff scientists and researchers, provides collaborative support to the NIH intramural community in the areas of computational bioscience, engineering, informatics, and statistics.


Organization and structure

The CIT workforce consists of federal staff with support from a diverse group of IT specialists, engineers, and technicians. 

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