The CRISP thesaurus maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health is a public domain collection of lists with the terms used in biological and medical research. CRISP is an acronym for Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects.
CRISP is a fully searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects, including those undertaken at universities, hospitals and private research institutions. It includes research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH).
All users, including the general public, can search through the CRISP interface for scientific concepts or emerging trends and techniques that are covered by federal funding. It can also be used to identify specific projects or investigators that receive, or have received, funding.