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Resilience Research Scientific Interest Group

The Resilience Research Scientific Interest Group was established to advance resilience research across NIH and partnering agencies by fostering communication, collaboration, and the sharing of resources. The concept of resilience encompasses the capacity to resist, adapt to, recover, or grow from a challenge; and it is well aligned with the NIH mission “to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.” The Resilience Research Scientific Interest Group will serve as an extension of the Trans-NIH Resilience Working Group which has developed a definition and concept model of resilience along with a research design tool.


  • To facilitate the harmonization of definitions, experimental design protocols, and frameworks for identifying and measuring resilience outcomes
  • To facilitate the coordination and sharing of data resources for the development, testing, and validation of computer models and animal models that might advance the prediction of resilience health outcomes and responses to various stressors or treatment/ prevention strategies
  • To facilitate the linkage of longitudinal data on healthy individuals to clinical trial data such that a broader range of baseline characteristics and long-term outcomes that might be associated with factors related to resilience can be achieved


NIH-staff are welcome to join the group which meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Individuals from organizations and agencies outside of NIH may join by invitation only. All individuals with an interest in resilience research are invited to participate in the quarterly seminar series or other public events. Sign up for our listserv,, to receive notices.

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