PURPOSE Network: NIH HEAL Initiative's Coordinating Center for National Pain Scientists

PURPOSE stands for "Positively Uniting Researchers of Pain to Opine, Synthesize, & Engage", and that is exactly its goal: to connect pain researchers across the continuum of pain research, from all disciplines and at all career stages.

The PURPOSE Network is a digital platform that will:

  • Provide a centralized community for research trainees and researchers across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research,
  • Offer ongoing webinars and training opportunities,
  • Delivery weekly network digests via email,
  • Enable multidisciplinary collaborations when developing grant applications, and
  • Aggregate information around pain research, funding opportunities, and the HEAL Initiative

The PURPOSE Network will also host an annual meeting for NIH early-stage investigators and NIH funded mentors.  The first annual meeting will occur on May 11-13, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Past Webinar:

PURPOSE conducted an introductory webinar about how to utilize the network. Watch the webinar recording.


Researchers can register and utilize the network by visiting https://painresearchers.com/.

For More Information, Contact:

[email protected]