US Department of Defense
BLAST INJURY RESEARCH
COORDINATING OFFICE
Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) provide research funding?

A: The BIRCO does NOT provide research funding in the form of grants or contracts; however, the BIRCO website includes a collection of information and links to background information and funding opportunities across the DoD as a resource to the research community.Read more.

Q: What is the definition of blast injury?

Q: What type of injuries result from blast exposure?

Q: Do blasts cause concussions or mild traumatic brain (TBI) injuries?

Q: What is the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) Brain Health Research Program Coordinator?

Q: How does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) define Brain Health?

Q: Where is the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) located?

Q: Why was the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) created?

Q: Who does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) work with?

Q: What types of events does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) typically host or participate in?

Q: What is an Executive Agent?

Q: What is the Military Health System (MHS) Blast Injury Prevention Standards Recommendation (BIPSR) Process?

Q: What is meant by Injury Prevention, Acute Treatment and Reset?

Q: What is the purpose of the International State-of-the-Science (SoS) Meeting Series?

Last modified: 18-Jun-2019