NIH Wants To Hear from You!
NIH Seeks Comments on Proposed Common Fund Programs
Deadline: September 14
The NIH Common Fund supports exceptionally innovative programs that are inherently high-risk but have the potential for high-payoff by catalyzing research across NIH and in the Biomedical research community. New ideas for Common Fund programs are identified annually by internal and external scientists and stakeholders. NIH is now asking for people’s input on these ideas to help shape new programs for 2013.
To provide comments on the programs, visit http://commonfund.nih.gov/strategicplanning.The feedback period is open until Wednesday, September 14.
You can post comments and discuss posts to help NIH refine broad conceptual topics into programs that more closely address Common Fund criteria. NIH is looking for your input about how to shape these ideas so that the Common Fund investment will have a catalytic, transformative impact on a broad range of diseases and conditions.
NIH Common Fund programs are intended to be:
- Transformative: Must have high potential to dramatically affect biomedical and/or behavioral research over the next decade
- Catalytic: Must achieve a defined set of high impact goals within a defined period of time
- Synergistic: Outcomes must synergistically promote and advance individual missions of NIH Institutes and Centers to benefit health
- Cross-cutting: Program areas must cut across missions of multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, be relevant to multiple diseases or conditions, and be sufficiently complex to require a
coordinated, trans-NIH approach
- Unique: Must be something no other entity is likely or able to do