About the NEI ORM

The NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine (ORM) provides scientific and administrative support to the vision research community. The ORM facilitates collaboration among scientists across the NIH and other federal agencies, academia, and nonprofit and private research sectors. ORM’s goal is to accelerate progress in regenerative medicine for vision.

The ORM helps coordinate the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative, the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, the NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project, and other activities.


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October 2, 2020. Final deadline for 3-D ROC

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October 24-28, 2020. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

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NEI-Sponsored Initiatives

AGI - NEI Audacious Goals Initiative
NEI is pushing the boundaries of vision science. By facilitating cross-disciplinary research, the AGI is advancing regenerative medicine to tackle the most devastating and difficult-to-treat eye diseases.

3-D ROC - 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge
3-D ROC is spurring development of robust systems for modeling retinal diseases and testing new regenerative therapies.

Last updated: April 2, 2020