The NIH Information Architecture specifies the key elements of information systems the NIH uses in executing its business processes. These elements include the information itself, the applications that use the information to enable the business processes, and how applications and information together support the enterprise's business functions.
Together with the Business Architecture
the Information Architecture maps business systems, or "applications", and enterprise data to business processes. The information architecture also specifies which parts of the business process are supported by each application and where each type of data will be stored and managed.
NIH's Information Architecture is comprised of three sub-architectures: Applications, Data, and Integration.