Request for Information on the 2021-2026 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Strategic Plan
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Release Date:

February 1, 2021

Response Date:
March 15, 2021

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is currently developing a Strategic Plan for the next five years. This new plan will help NINDS to fulfill its mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

To create the strategic plan, taskforces of NINDS scientific and administrative staff from across the Institute assessed needs, opportunities, practices, and policies in the areas of neuroscience and neurology research, research training and workforce diversity, communication, and workforce culture. At several points during the planning process, NINDS sought input from our external stakeholder communities to inform our strategic goals and objectives:

NINDS is now seeking input from the biomedical community and the public on our draft strategic plan.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from the public about the draft 2021-2026 NINDS Strategic Plan, which is publicly available online:] NINDS invites the public to provide comments on the goals and objectives outlined in the draft strategic plan.

Information Requested/How to Submit a Response

NINDS invites public comment on the draft 2021-2026 NINDS Strategic Plan. You can review the draft 2021-2026 NINDS Strategic Plan online: Please provide any comments you may have via

NINDS invites input from our broad stakeholder community, including but not limited to researchers and trainees across academia, industry, and government; health care providers and health advocacy organizations; patients and families; nongovernmental, scientific and professional organizations; federal agencies; and interested members of the public.

Optional: Please indicate if you are a primary investigator, trainee, researcher, health care provider, patient or patient advocate, science administrator, or other interested party. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole. If you are submitting a response on behalf of an organization or membership as a whole, please indicate the name of your organization.

To ensure full consideration, your responses must be received by 03/15/2021.

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 NIH staff, and individual feedback will not be provided to any responder. The U.S. Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion.

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 U.S. 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. The provided information will be analyzed and may appear, in summary form, removing personally identifying or sensitive information, in reports or other publicly accessible resources.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Name: NINDS Strategic Planning
IC Name: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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