In my first post as NIGMS director, I discussed the need to develop a new strategic plan to guide our efforts to ensure that we invest taxpayer money as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Since the publication of our previous strategic plan, the Institute has gone through some major programmatic, organizational and staffing changes. We’ve worked to rebalance our portfolio and bolster our commitment to investigator-initiated research.
To begin the new strategic planning process, we formed a steering committee and the following subcommittees:
- Research Funding Policies and Mechanisms
- Training, Education, Workforce Development and Diversity
- Capacity Building, Research Resources and Technology
- Communications and Outreach
- Management and Business Processes
Each subcommittee developed goals and objectives within its area of responsibility. The steering committee then consolidated this material into a draft statement of broad goals and objectives. As we work on developing our specific strategies and finalizing our plan, we’d like to hear your comments and suggestions.