Request for Information for a Review of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding Document
Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites feedback from interested stakeholders on a review of the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding (NOT-OD-15-137) now entering year four of implementation. The original Notice was released on August 12, 2015 to inform the scientific community of the overarching HIV/AIDS research priorities and the guidelines used by NIH to determine HIV/AIDS funding beginning in fiscal year 2016 for the next three to five years.
The NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency making important discoveries to improve health and save lives. The NIH vision for HIV/AIDS research is to end the pandemic and improve the lives of people living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. The OAR is legislatively mandated to coordinate, plan, evaluate, and budget for the NIH HIV/AIDS research program across the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) to achieve these objectives. The NIH HIV/AIDS research program includes both extramural and intramural research, buildings and facilities, research training and program evaluation, and supports a comprehensive portfolio of evolving research representing a broad range of basic, translational, clinical, behavioral, social sciences, and implementation science research relevant to HIV/AIDS and its associated coinfections, comorbidities, and other complications. The goal for NIH HIV/AIDS research is to end the pandemic and to improve the health of people with, at risk for, or impacted by HIV infection.
The highest overarching priorities for HIV/AIDS research and guidelines for determining the use of HIV/AIDS-designated funds effective FY2016 to FY2020 are: 1) reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS, including the development of safe and effective HIV/AIDS vaccines and microbicides; 2) develop the next generation of HIV therapies with improved safety and ease of use; 3) research towards a cure for HIV/AIDS; and 4) research on HIV-associated comorbidities and coinfections. Basic research, health disparities, and training that cut across these four areas are also supported. The Guidelines do not assess/determine the scientific or technical merit of a project, but only the priority for receiving HIV/AIDS-designated funding.
The OAR is seeking input and review of the current overarching HIV/AIDS research priorities as a flexible, dynamic, comprehensive framework to guide the use of HIV/AIDS-designated funding for fiscal years 2021 through 2025. Feedback will provide information for the OAR to use in advancing the NIH HIV/AIDS mission and developing the NIH Five-Year Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and Related Research for fiscal years (FY) 2021 through 2025.
See Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-078 for more information.
To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by: April 13, 2019 11:59:59 PM EDT
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