Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Expertise

Maintains advanced level of biomedical/biobehavioral/scientific knowledge and understanding of the areas of research conducted and/or supported by the organization.

Key Behaviors
  • Acquires a broad and cross-disciplinary knowledge base.
  • Reviews professional, medical and other scientific literature to ensure up-to-date and accurate scientific information.
  • Follows developments in intramural research, extramural research and/or clinical trials.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest scientific discoveries and technologies.
  • Identifies relevant scientific resources (e.g. publications, grant applications, contract proposals).
  • Keeps abreast of the major players, institutions, centers, networks, and supporting infrastructure for specific areas of research.
  • Consults with scientific experts to interpret complex biomedical/biobehavioral research information.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of specific research areas related to grant applications/contract proposals that are submitted for peer review.
  • Attends scientific meetings or workshops in fields relevant to areas of required scientific expertise.
  • Identifies and categorizes scientific experts.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.