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NIH Seeks Information on Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research

The NIH has released a request for information soliciting input on the possible development of new policies and strategies to improve the impact and sustainability of its funded biomedical research enterprise. Specifically, comments are requested in the following areas:

  • Key issues that limit the impact of NIH’s funding for biomedical research and challenge the sustainability of the scientific enterprise.
  • Ideas about adjusting current funding policies to ensure both continued impact and sustainability of the NIH research enterprise.
  • Ideas for new policies, strategies and other approaches that would increase the impact and sustainability of NIH-funded biomedical research.
  • Any other relevant issues.

ASH members are encouraged to submit comments in response to this request. For more information on this initiative, please see a recent blog post by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and Dr. Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.