NIH-wide Strategic Plan on the Right Track, says FASEB

August 12, 2015

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) praised the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for incorporating outside perspectives in its strategic planning process in comments submitted to the agency on August 7. In a letter to NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, FASEB lauded the draft strategic plan for complementing existing research and training programs created by NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices and expressed the hope that new initiatives would not come at the expense of these programs. In addition, FASEB supported the inclusion of an introductory chapter in the framework describing the challenges faced by researchers, including an analysis of the constraints confronting the community. The identified areas of opportunity across biomedicine also provide a good guide for trans-NIH themes and topics, FASEB noted, and the Federation was pleased by the recognition of the value of fundamental science.

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