National Institutes of Health SIGS

Go to the NIH SIGs main page at

for the full list of over 130 NIH Scientific Interest Groups.


Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs), a.k.a. NIH Inter-institute Interest Groups, are assemblies of scientists with common research interests. These groups are divided into seven broad, process-oriented parent groups, or faculties, and more than 100 smaller, more focused groups centered on particular research models, subjects or techniques. The latter groups are initiated and run by scientists in the Intramural and Extramural Research Programs at NIH. The interest groups sponsor symposia, poster sessions and lectures; offer mentoring and career guidance for junior scientists; help researchers share the latest techniques and information; act as informal advisors to the Deputy Director of Intramural Research; provide advice for the annual NIH Research Festival; and serve as hosts for the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. 

To create a SIG, send e-mail to the NIH SIG Administrator

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