SPPEB, within the Office of Science Policy, Analysis, and Communications (OSPAC), supports and advances the NICHD scientific mission by providing scientific policy support, program planning processes, and program evaluation. The Branch supports the NICHD Office of the Director (OD), works collaboratively with the Public Communications and the Referral and Program Analysis Branches of OSPAC, and supports other NICHD organizational components.
SPPEB leads and coordinates activities to support Institute leadership and staff in determining NICHD’s programmatic and scientific objectives and priorities. The Branch also collaborates with the NICHD OD offices, other Institutes and Centers, and trans-NIH and HHS committees.
SPPEB’s functions include, but are not limited to: