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China Information, Grants and Resources

China is considered a part of the East Asia and Pacific region.

China is consistently among the top two countries represented through the NIH Visiting Program. At times, there are over 400 Chinese researchers working in NIH intramural laboratories. NIH works closely with the China CDC, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Science. NIH activities supported through intramural and extramural programs, include biomedical research collaborations on cancer, avian influenza, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and many other infectious diseases, environmental health, human genomics, and other areas of collaboration.

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Fogarty Contact

Tina Chung, M.P.H.
International Program Officer for East Asia and the Pacific
Division of International Relations
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31 Room B2C11
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-4784
FAX: (301) 480-3414
Email (preferred): tina.chung@nih.gov

Agreements

U.S.-China Science and Technology Agreement

Science and Technology Agreement between the United States and China signed in 1991 and extended subsequently to provide intellectual property rights provisions and to determine the allocation of rights to any discoveries that may derive from cooperation in scientific research and provides for an annual review of major areas of scientific cooperation between the United States and China. Agreement extended on April 25, 2006 for another five years.

DHHS-Ministry of Science and Technology

Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China signed April 18, 2006, to enhance and expand cooperative efforts in health and medical sciences.

DHHS-Chinese Ministry of Health MOU on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China signed in 2005 for the purpose of promoting closer cooperation, capacity building and exchange of information in the field of infectious diseases.

DHHS-Chinese Ministry of Health MOU on HIV/AIDS

Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China signed in 2002 to cooperate in the fields of AIDS prevention, research, treatment and care.

DHHS-U.S.-China Public Health Agreement

Agreement between the DHHS and the Ministry of Public Health of the People's Republic of China to facilitate cooperation in disease control and prevention, public health protection, biomedical research, health services and health policy research, and health administration and finance. In the biomedical research area, NIH participants in exchange of scientists, joint seminars and meetings, and joint research projects.

NIH-Chinese Academy of Sciences Agreement

Since 1983, NIH has had an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for cooperation in the basic biomedical sciences. The Fogarty International Center serves as Executive Agent for the U.S. side and the Bureau of Foreign Affairs, CAS, for the Chinese side. An amendment to this MOU was signed on December 20, 2005.

China Specimen-sharing policy (December 2004) [PDF 21K]

The different procedures to follow depending upon whether the human specimen contains genetic content.

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