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NIH seeking comments and suggestions on a framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan

August 03, 2015

In response to a request from Congress, NIH is developing a 5-year NIH-wide Strategic Plan to advance its mission to support research in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems, and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability. Senior leadership and staff from all 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) are contributing to the proposed direction and content of the Strategic Plan, with input from the Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH. The framework identifies crosscutting areas of research exemplifying the breadth of ICOs’ priorities and aims to outline a set of unifying principles to guide NIH in pursuit of its mission. The goal of this larger NIH-wide strategic plan is not to outline the myriad of important research opportunities for specific disease applications (as that is covered in the strategic plans from each of the ICOs, which will be referenced appropriately), but to highlight major trans-NIH themes. The Strategic Plan is due to Congress in late December, 2015.

This RFI seeks input from stakeholders throughout the scientific research community and the general public regarding the above proposed framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan.

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