July 15, 2021
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is drafting its Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. This Notice is a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on our five strategic priorities, seen at: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/about-us/strategic-plan/2021-2026-nidcr-strategic-plan-feedback.
Under the leadership of Dr. Rena D’Souza, who was sworn in as the new Director of NIDCR in October 2020, NIDCR has updated its mission and created a new overarching vision for the future, as well as guiding principles to steer the institute and help direct and execute the strategic plan.
We aspire to transform human lives through scientific discoveries and innovations that advance dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) health and overall well-being for all.
The updated mission of NIDCR is to advance fundamental knowledge about dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) health and disease and translate these findings into prevention, early detection, and treatment strategies that improve overall health for all individuals and communities across the lifespan.
Our core values ground our thinking and guide our decisions across all aspects of the NIDCR research endeavor.
Based on the foundation of our vision, mission, and guiding principles, NIDCR has established five strategic priorities, which are now being used to organize the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Priority Areas
NIDCR invites 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 to provide feedback on NIDCR’s priority areas for its next strategic plan.
Please submit all responses to this RFI electronically to the following webpage at https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/about-us/strategic-plan/2021-2026-nidcr-strategic-plan-feedback by August 27, 2021.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any personally identifiable information or any information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. The Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public 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 informational and planning purposes only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for use of that information.
We look forward to your input and hope that you will share this RFI opportunity with your colleagues.