The research exemplar project sought nominations of researchers who lead labs that produce high-quality, high-impact, federally-funded research in any empirical science discipline including, but not limited to, social, natural, physical, life, or biomedical science. These individuals could be junior, mid-career, or senior investigators in the United States, and needed to have an outstanding reputation for leadership and integrity in research. Nominations were requested from the principal investigators of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium, the directors of the NIH Office of Intramural Research, and institutional administrators at the Carnegie-classified research-intensive universities and all U.S. medical schools and schools of public health.
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