In 2006, Congress passed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reauthorization Act, which included a provision that directed the NIH to create a centralized coding system for all grant activities, across all institutes and centers. The NIH responded by developing the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) system. While a system like this is very much needed to provide for better transparency in cancer research; C3 had concerns about the accuracy of the current system. We addressed these concerns in a letter to NIH Director, Dr. Elias Zerhouni.
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- Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) system, 7/9/2008