The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking public comment regarding the possible development of new policies and other strategies to improve the impact and sustainability of the NIH-funded biomedical research enterprise.
The NIH is especially interested in identifying strategies that will maximize the productivity and creativity of the biomedical research workforce it funds and ensure funding for a broad and diverse group of investigators studying a wide range of important questions.
These strategies should enhance the stability of individual research teams and the sustainability of the overall research enterprise.
The NIH seeks input from researchers, academic institutions, professional societies and other stakeholders on any or all of the following areas:
- Key issues that currently limit the impact of NIH’s funding for biomedical research and challenge the sustainability of the biomedical research enterprise.
- Ideas about adjusting current funding policies to ensure both continued impact and sustainability of the NIH-supported research enterprise. Specify strengths or weaknesses in current policies and suggest how we can build on or improve them.
- Ideas for new policies, strategies, and other approaches that would increase the impact and sustainability of NIH-funded biomedical research.
For more information, see NIH Guide Notice, NOT-OD-15-084. The deadline to comment is May 17, 2015.