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Your Input Requested on a Framework for an NIH-wide Strategic Plan

Re-posted from: National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research “Rock Talk” Posted on July 30, 2015 by Sally Rockey

NIH is beginning the process of developing a 5-year strategic plan, at the request of Congress. NIH developed a framework to identify crosscutting areas of research and unifying principles applicable to the priorities of the entire breadth of NIH’s institutes, centers, and offices. The goal of this larger NIH-wide strategic plan is not to outline the myriad important research opportunities for specific disease applications (these are covered in existing targeted strategic plans developed by institutes, centers, office and specialized trans-NIH working groups), but to highlight major themes that cross all of NIH.

I hope you’ll review the strategic plan framework described in this request for information, and provide your feedback. As the completed strategic plan is due to Congress in late December 2015, we need your comments on the framework by August 16, 2015.

As always, while discussion related to this topic is welcome in the comments of this blog, your feedback must be submitted as described in the RFI for consideration.

Note from Rock Talk Blog Team (posted Aug 3., 2015, 4:15 pm)

Today NIH announced a series of public webinars where NIH Principal Deputy Director Dr. Larry Tabak will present the framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan. Visit the webinar registration website to sign up and attend.

  • Wednesday, August 5 at 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 11 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm ET