The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is a non-profit foundation established by the government with its organization charter created by an Act of Congress (Legislative Yuan) and signed in 1995 by President Teng-hui Lee. Being an autonomous research organization under the supervision of the Department of Health, Executive Yuan, the NHRI is dedicated to the enhancement of medical research and the improvement of health care in this country.
Scientists at the NHRI conduct mission-oriented medical research and investigate many aspects of the basic biomedical sciences, as well as specific diseases. These range from the common problems such as aging, cancer, infectious diseases, mental disorders, occupational diseases, to health policy. It is our hope that the knowledge, experience, and facilities at the NHRI will become important resources to the whole nation in understanding, preventing, and curing diseases.
The main objective of NHRI:
To plan the overall directions of national science and technology development in health and medical care, To coordinate, integrate, and support research activities undertaken by medical institutions in this country, To further educate and train young scientists and physicians, To establish an objective and fair system for reviewing and assessing research projects and their progress, and To facilitate the exchange of information and to promote domestic and international cooperation.
• National Institute of Cancer Research
• Taiwan Cooperative Oncology Group, TCOG
• Institute of Cellular and System Medicine
• Institute of Population Health Sciences
• Institute of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Research
• Institute of Molecular and Genomic Medicine
• National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
• National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
• Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanomedicine
• Immunology Research Center
• Center for Neuropsychiatric Research
The NHRI also encourages collaboration on grant/contract basis with research institutions to jointly promote research that is important, urgently needed, and feasible to succeed within a short period of time. The Department of Research Planning and Development plays important roles in handling research activities and in funding outstanding researchers.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from The National Health Research Institutes that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.