talking about those.
As Ajaz mentioned, the Rapid Response Team was created in November of 2000, and I'd like to point out that the Rapid Response Team and rapid response project is only a small part of the research that's done under OPS. There's a lot of research that OPS does. This is a very specialized aspect of it, where all the various resources are basically mobilized to take care of specific projects.
The function of the Rapid Response Team is to provide timely and specific research support, whether it's laboratory-based or literature-based, for designated regulatory issues that require further agency study, and the goal is basically to provide review divisions with sound scientific data which may be used in the regulatory process.
What is the Rapid Response Team composed of? It's basically a group of multidisciplinary scientists from all the offices under the Office of Pharmaceutical Sciences; namely, the Office of Testing and Research, the Office of New Drug Chemistry, Office of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics, and Office of Generic Drugs. Initially, the Rapid Response Team was under the