Frequently Asked Questions
What is HNRIM?
HNRIM (the Human Nutrition Research Information Management system) is a database containing federally supported research
and training projects with relevance to human nutrition. The system has been active since 1985, with over 4000 new projects
being added each fiscal year.
What type of research is included in HNRIM?
Most of the research falls within the broad category of extramural projects -- grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements
conducted primarily by universities, hospitals, and other non-government research institutions. The much smaller category
of intramural research is that which is conducted directly by government scientists. The selection of research for inclusion
in the database is based on the ICHNR Definition of Human Nutrition Research (pdf - 75KB)*
and related classification categories.
What government agencies fund nutrition-related research and training?
Most nutrition-related research and training (90+ percent) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). See Data Contributors for the complete list of agencies contributing to the HNRIM
Do you have other questions?
Please send additional questions or comments to the HNRIM System Coordinator
or use the Contact HNRIM form.