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Research Centers

NCER periodically establishes both STAR and non-STAR (Congressional line item) research centers. STAR research centers are competed to achieve a long-term research goal, since research centers create the following opportunities for scientific advancement:

  • provide for multidisciplinary interactions in a wide range of scientific areas - informing state-of-the-art research programs for a specific purpose,

  • support a coordinated program of research with the ultimate goal of
    facilitating and accelerating translation of basic science knowledge into clinical applications or intervention strategies,

  • develop fully coordinated programs that incorporate exposure assessment and health effects research with development and validation of risk management and health prevention strategies,

  • establish a national network that fosters communication, innovation, and research excellence,

  • improve study designs, resulting from intra-Center, multi-disciplinary integration and cross-disciplinary work,

  • ability to pursue "higher-risk" efforts in methods development, validation, and pilot studies, providing a greater potential for innovation, and

  • longer term continuity for (i.e., for five years) allows long-term planning and research implementation.

NCER manages Hazardous Substance, Children's Environmental Health, and Particulate Matter centers among others.

For more detail on a research center and its specific research projects and results, select a center from the menu on this page.

NCER Research Centers

Airborne Particulate Matter Research Centers - New (2005)

Airborne Particulate Matter Research Centers - Original (1998)

Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management

Clean Air Research Centers - 2010

Computational Toxicology and Bioinformatics Centers

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2012

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2010

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2007

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2003

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2001

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - Original (1998)

Environmental Statistics Center

Estuarine and Great Lakes Program (EAGLES)

Exploratory Environmental Research Centers

Hazardous Substance Research Centers - New (2001)

Hazardous Substance Research Centers - Original (1989)

National Center for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems

Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology Centers

Public/Private Partnership Center: Health Effects Institute

Research Consortium on Ozone and Fine Particle Formation in California and in the Northeastern United States

Sustainable Chesapeake Research Centers

Targeted Research Centers

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The perspectives, information and conclusions conveyed in research project abstracts, progress reports, final reports, journal abstracts and journal publications convey the viewpoints of the principal investigator and may not represent the views and policies of ORD and EPA. Conclusions drawn by the principal investigators have not been reviewed by the Agency.

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