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Request for Information: Submit Comments on the NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science by April 2!

Posted by on March 7th, 2018 Posted in: Announcements, Data

In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. As part of the planning process, NIH has published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.

The NIH seeks comments on any of the following topics:

  • The appropriateness of the goals of the plan and of the strategies and implementation tactics proposed to achieve them;
  • Opportunities for NIH to partner in achieving these goals;
  • Additional concepts that should be included in the plan;
  • Performance measures and milestones that could be used to gauge the success of elements of the plan and inform course corrections;
  • Any other topic the respondent feels is relevant for NIH to consider in developing this strategic plan.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically by April 2, 2018.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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