Office of Intramural Research

The Office of Intramural Research (OIR) supports the NIH Intramural Research Program’s (IRP) computational science and engineering collaborations with custom computational tools and resources for biomedical research staff at NIH. The OIR provides expertise in computer science, engineering, and mathematical concepts as applied to biomedical image processing, biomedical informatics, genetics databases, and more.


Components of the office of intramural research

The Computational Bioscience and Engineering Laboratory

Provides engineering and computer science expertise to support biomedical research activities at NIH. CBEL consists of three sections:

  • Signal Processing and Instrumentation Section
  • Biomedical Imaging and Visualization Section
  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Analysis Section


Imaging Sciences Laboratory

Loosely divided into one section and one group: The Biomedical Imaging Research Services Section (BIRSS) and the Imaging Science in Structural Biology Group (ISSBG).


The Mathematical and Statistical Computing Laboratory

The laboratory performs research and provides expert advice in the quantitative sciences to NIH researchers. MSCL personnel can address mathematically and statistically oriented research problems that arise in biomedical practice.


The High-Performance Computing and Informatics Office

This office consists of two main programs: Text Analytics, Machine Learning, and Biomedical Data Science; and the Office of Intramural Research (OIR) Scientific Computing Facility.


The Center for Molecular Modeling

The Center is a major supplier of molecular modeling resources and expertise to the NIH research community. It also sponsors the inter-institute Molecular Modeling Interest Group (MMIG) at NIH.



More detailed information about OIR’s components is available on the OIR website at the link below.

OIR website



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