UPDATE: The deadline for responding to the request for information has been extended to July 31.
As I described in my last post, we recently released a progress and outcomes report [PDF] highlighting the work we’ve done to meet the goals and objectives of the NIGMS 2015-2020 strategic plan [PDF].
We’re now beginning development of a new strategic plan that will describe NIGMS’ overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics in support of the Institute’s mission over the next 5 years.
We recently posted a draft strategic plan framework [PDF] that describes these goals and objectives and are seeking your input on this framework via a request for information (RFI). The RFI will help us receive vital feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, students and trainees, academic institutions, professional societies, the private sector, health professionals, patient communities, and other interested members of the public.
We’re requesting comments focused on:
- The suitability of the proposed goals and objectives relative to the NIGMS mission
- Additional areas that should be considered in the plan’s framework
- Suggested performance measures and milestones that can be used to gauge success and/or inform course corrections
- Any other topic that respondents feel is relevant for developing the NIGMS 2021-2025 strategic plan
To facilitate your responses to the RFI, we’ve created a web form that will remain open until July 17. Your comments, suggestions, and feedback will ensure that our new strategic plan guides our work in the coming years.