Be bold. Be insightful. Be wise. NIH wants your thoughts on the impact and sustainability of the biomedical research enterprise. Specifically, NIH wants comments in these 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.
- Ideas for new policies, strategies, and other approaches that would increase the impact and sustainability of NIH-funded biomedical research.
- Any other issues that respondents feel are relevant.
This request for information (RFI) comes from two groups at the NIH working to improve the research ecosystem. One group, led by NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Sally Rockey, is exploring ways to decrease the time it takes for researchers to become independent investigators. The other, led by National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director Jon Lorsch, wants to develop more efficient and sustainable funding policies.
Fire up your laptop–or your inkwell–and submit your comments by May 17.
About the Author:
Christina Szalinski is a science writer with a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.