Notice Number: NOT-AR-19-010
Release Date: June 21, 2019
Response Date: July 12, 2019
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is updating its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. The Institute issued a previous Request for Information (NOT-AR-19-009) to solicit initial comments on how the previous plan for fiscal years 2015-2019 should be modified to reflect progress over the past five years. The Institute also gathered additional input through listening sessions with the community. Based on this feedback, along with input from the NIAMS Advisory Council and its Working Group for the Strategic Plan, the Institute has drafted the NIAMS Strategic Plan for FY 2020–2024 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/NIAMS-Strategic-Plan-2020-2024.pdf). We are now seeking input on this draft.
Through this RFI, NIAMS invites feedback from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, Federal agencies, and other interested members of the public on the draft NIAMS Strategic Plan for FY 2020-2024 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/NIAMS-Strategic-Plan-2020-2024.pdf).
Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole.
Please provide your comments and feedback. The final draft of the Strategic Plan will be presented at the September 2019 meeting of the NIAMS Advisory Council and posted on the NIAMS website when it is approved.
How to Submit a Response
Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=89.
Responses must be received by July 12, 2019.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Do not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, trade secret, or sensitive information in your response. The responses will be reviewed by NIAMS staff, and individual feedback will not be provided to any responder. NIAMS will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public NIH websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), or cooperative agreement(s), or in the development of future funding opportunity announcements.
This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant, or cooperative agreement, or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the NIH, or individual NIH Institutes and Centers to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. The Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the Government’s use of such information. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the Government’s use of such information.
We look forward to your input and hope that you will share this RFI document with your colleagues.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Cindy Caughman, M.P.H.
Chief, Scientific Planning, Policy, and Analysis Branch
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases