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Forward Focus Workshop: Strategic Planning for the NIH Common Fund

The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting public meetings in Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA, as part of the strategic planning process for the NIH Common Fund. The meetings are intended to gather input from the broad community on the biggest obstacles to progress in biomedical research or the greatest opportunities in biomedical science that are ripe for exploration.  Input gathered from this meeting will help inform potential new program ideas for the NIH Common Fund.

The public meetings will take place in two locations:

These meetings are open to all members of the public, but space is limited. A brief application is required to attend.  Applications will be accepted March 16th – March 30th. To apply, click on the “Meeting Information” link below for the meeting you would like to attend, and fill out the form found under the “Application” tab.

Meeting information:

The NIH Common Fund supports goal-driven, research networks in which investigators generate data, solve technological problems, and/or otherwise pilot resources and tools that will be stimulatory to the broader research community. Common Fund programs are designed to achieve their goals within a maximum of 10 years. More information about the programs currently supported by the Common Fund can be found at www.commonfund.nih.gov.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation's Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.