Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on sound science to safeguard both human health and the environment. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is the scientific research arm of EPA. ORD's leading-edge research helps provide the solid underpinning of science and technology for the Agency. ORD conducts research on ways to prevent pollution, protect human health, and reduce risk. The work at ORD laboratories, research centers, and offices across the country helps improve the quality of air, water, soil, and the way we use resources. Applied science at ORD builds our understanding of how to protect and enhance the relationship between humans and the ecosystems of Earth.
As part of our mission, ORD has identified eight research areas considered as highest priority. They are:
Air Drinking Water Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration Global Change Human Health Protection Water Quality Pollution Prevention and New Technologies Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)