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Current Research Participants

FDA Laboratory Reseaercher

Start of Appointment

Beginning an ORISE research appointment at the FDA.

Renewal of Appointment

Extending or renewing a research appointment.

End of Appointment

Concluding a research appointment at the FDA.

Nature of the Appointment

Description of ORISE Research Participation Appointments at the FDA.

Stipend Information

Information on the calculation, payment, and receipt of stipends, including direct deposit instructions, health insurance premiums, and tax information for research participants.

Health Insurance

Research participants must have health insurance during their time at the FDA. Learn about this requirement and the coverage available through ORAU.


Information for participant travel and reimbursement during research appointments.

Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens

Important information for non-U.S. citizens participating in ORISE research programs.


Downloadable documents for stipend payments, travel, health insurance, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions most commonly asked by ORISE participants.

Contact ORISE

Get in touch with ORISE staff who can help.