The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

What is NIAMS?

Almost every household in America is affected by diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. The NIAMS works to understand and treat such diseases and conditions. We support research through our extramural and intramural programs.

At A Glance


NIAMS Leadership oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research.


Organizational structure of the three major NIAMS divisions.

Core Values

The institute's Core Values foster a positive workplace for NIAMS staff and help advance the science.

Strategic Plan

Read the NIAMS Strategic Plan for FY 2020-2024, describing potential research areas of interest over the next 5 years.

Advisory Council

The Council meets to advise NIAMS about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy and provides peer review of grant applications.

NIAMS Data Science, Management, and Sharing

This webpage will facilitate the identification of data science and data sharing resources for the NIAMS investigator community.

NIAMS Multimedia Library

A repository of images meant for use by the science and health community, educators, and others that produce health and science information.

NIAMS Budget Information

Budget and Funding Plan

See the current and past operating budgets for the NIAMS.

Community Engagement

Contact Us

1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675

Phone: 301-495-4484
Toll free: 877-22-NIAMS
For telecommunications support, dial 711
Fax: 301-718-6366
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov

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