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Title of Collaborative Activity:

National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) is a consortium of eight agencies with a common vision of Federal research partners working in synergy to achieve a healthier and more secure nation. It serves as a framework for facilitating and encouraging interaction among the NICBR member organizations where there are areas of mutual interest. Members collaborate and share technical expertise and scientific services. This multiagency confederation operates by consensus to ensure a balanced direction and focus. The eight members include elements of the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Homeland Security. The mission of NICBR is to develop unique knowledge, tools, and products by leveraging advanced technologies and innovative discoveries to secure and defend the health of the American people.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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