New NIH-Wide Strategic Plan: Increased Emphasis for the Brain and Behavioral Sciences

“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the updated NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, modifying key objectives, identifying cross cutting themes, and setting bold predictions.

Though each of the 27 Institutes and Centers composing the NIH have their own strategic plans and individual missions, Congress included a mandate for the NIH to develop an agency-wide strategic plan in the FY 2015 Appropriations Bill (HR 83), asking for a clear articulation of NIH research priorities as Congress contemplated increases in NIH funding. Before the previous report in FY 2016, which included a requirement to update every five years, the last time the NIH went through an organization-wide strategic planning process was in 1991-1992…”

Read the full article at Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences FABBS.org

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