Request for Information: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Strategic Plan
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is embarking on an Institute-wide strategic planning process. The goal of the process is to develop a broad vision for accelerating research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions within the Institute’s mission. This overarching trans-NIDDK Strategic Plan will complement NIDDK’s disease-specific planning efforts. The strategic plan will have a 5-year time horizon but will also include planning for longer term efforts that could be initiated within this time frame.
A critical component of this strategic planning process is to seek input from the research and patient communities and others who have an interest in research within the mission of NIDDK. As part of that approach, the purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite input on opportunities and strategies to advance NIDDK’s mission.
NIDDK will use responses collected as part of this RFI to inform the development of the Institute-wide Strategic Plan, which will be posted in draft form for additional public comment.
NIDDK conducts and supports biomedical research and research training and disseminates science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, including liver, gastrointestinal, and other diseases; nutritional disorders; obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life. Based on this mission, NIDDK has formulated the following broad themes for input, as a starting point for the planning process:
Themes for Input
- Advancing understanding of biological pathways and environmental contributors to health and disease.
- Advancing progress in pivotal clinical studies and trials for prevention, treatment, and cures in diverse populations.
- Advancing dissemination and implementation research on strategies to identify, adapt, scale-up, and integrate evidence-based interventions in diverse settings and populations.
- Promoting participant engagement -- including patients and other participants as true partners in research.
- Advancing research training and career development to promote a talented, diverse biomedical research workforce.
- Promoting innovation, rigor and reproducibility in research, partnerships, communicating research results, and other critical efforts as part of efficient and effective stewardship of public resources.
NIDDK invites input from: the scientific research community; patients and caregivers; health care providers and health advocacy organizations; scientific and professional organizations; federal agencies; and other stakeholders, including interested members of the public.
Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole.
See Guide Notice NOT-DK-20-015 for more information.
To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by: July 31, 2020 11:59:59 PM EDT
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