NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER)

Support for the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) Program​

 

  • The Problem
    NIH lacked a uniform method of indexing and categorizing data on research conducted across NIH. As a result, Congress mandated the development of a tool to improve transparency, scientific defensibility, and efficiency in research reporting.
     

  • Our Solution
    Our award-winning team of scientific information analysts (SIAs) combines biomedical backgrounds with strong technical and software skills to work directly with the NIH’s RCDC program to provide consistent, transparent reporting. Our team of SIAs helps classify NIH-funded programs as well as maintain hundreds of biomedical research categories, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to the Zika virus.
     

  • The Results 
    Since 2014, our team has contributed to the publication of 40+ brand-new research categories, including maternal health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and opioids misuse and addiction, thereby – improving transparency and reporting throughout NIH. 

Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 
132-56)

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at stars2@dsfederal.com)

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:

CMS SPARC (JV)

CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI

PSC IDIQ

USAMRIID IDIQ

VA-T4 8(a)

Awards

2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE

Credentials

Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System