A top priority for new NLM Director Patti Brennan is the undertaking of a Strategic Planning Process and soliciting input from NLM’s broad stakeholder community. To that end, the National Library of Medicine has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain public input on goals and priorities for its next strategic plan, with a January 23 response deadline. In the ten years since development of the NLM’s last long range plan, there have been significant advances in biomedical informatics; major new initiatives at the NIH in data science, precision medicine, and open access to biomedical information; and changes in the environment and infrastructure of our country’s health systems. NLM is committed to building a data infrastructure that will support the future of biomedical research. During the current strategic planning process, NLM will be considering priorities and future directions around the following four themes:
For each of the four themes, NLM invites input on the most audacious goals and the most compelling questions that could potentially drive innovation in research and information systems for the next decade and beyond. Specifically, comments are invited in the following areas:
To respond to this RFI, visit the submission website. To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by January 23, 2017. You are not required to provide your name with the response. Responses to this RFI are voluntary. This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the National Institutes of Health, or individual NIH Institutes or Centers. The NIH does not intend to make any type of award based on responses to this RFI or to pay for either the preparation of information submitted or the Government’s use of such information. For questions regarding the new strategic plan, please contact NLM staff.