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Mission and Vision

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute managed by ORAU. ORISE addresses national needs by:

  • Assessing and analyzing environmental and health effects of radiation, beryllium and other hazardous materials;
  • Maintaining medical and national security radiation emergency management and response capabilities; and
  • Managing education programs to help ensure a robust supply of scientists, engineers and technicians to meet future science and technology needs.

ORISE creates opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, federal agencies, academia and industry in a manner consistent with DOE objectives and the ORISE mission.

In alignment with the mission, ORISE’s capabilities are divided into seven programmatic areas: