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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency, making and supporting important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

In 2009, NIH awarded a $4.8 million Grand Opportunity grant to the HSSC-supported SmartState® Center for Healthcare Quality. This grant helped to develop the Research Permission Management System that will enable patients to find and volunteer for clinical research trials in the state, receive notifications of future research trials related to their condition and protect their personal health information. The system also helps researchers manage legal, ethical, social, and bioinformatics requirements.

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