Request for Information (RFI): To Solicit Input for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Strategic Plan for 2008-2012

Notice Number: NOT-GM-07-102

Key Dates
Release Date: February 20, 2007
Response Date: March 20, 2007

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) ( )

This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) directed at obtaining input that will assist the National Institute of General Medical Sciences ( NIGMS) in developing its strategic plan for 2008-2012.

This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or an obligation of the part of the government. The government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government's use of that information.


The mission of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is to support basic research whose results lay the foundation for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. NIGMS-funded researchers seek to answer important questions in fields such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics, and computational biology, and in selected cross-cutting clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems. NIGMS also provides leadership in promoting the diversity of the scientific workforce and in training the next generation of scientists to assure the vitality and continued productivity of biomedical research.

NIGMS has embarked on a strategic planning process to identify Institute priorities to guide decision-making over the next five years. To assure the broadest possible input, NIGMS is inviting scientists, scientific organizations, and other interested parties to respond electronically to a series of questions, listed below.

You may also submit other comments relevant to NIGMS that are not specifically addressed in these questions.

How to Submit a Response

To respond to this request for information, please go to .

Please limit comments to approximately 500 words per question (maximum of 4,000 characters and spaces).

Responses will be accepted until 12 midnight EDT on March 20, 2007.

All information provided will be processed and analyzed with strict anonymity.


Inquiries concerning the Notice may be directed to:

Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Genetics
   and Developmental Biology
National Institute of General
   Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 2As25
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200


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