NIH Request for Information (RFI): Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research

Apr 02 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

NIH just released a new Request for Information. The topic is: Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research.

The RFI form has four sections for comment:

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This is a great opportunity to collect your thoughts on these central issues and share them with NIH. There is really no reason not to respond.

6 responses so far

  • physioprof says:

    So it can just end up in the maw of Rockey's, "Thanks for all the input! We take it so seriously!", and then just be completely ignored as lifelong bureaucrats do their cockamamie bullshit, anyway? No thanks.

    • datahound says:

      I understand your frustration, but it is still important to provide input! We then need to push to make sure that this input is not ignored.

  • dr.potnia.theron says:

    I think it is important to keep expressing a view, even if it is ignored. I see it as an ethical obligation to keep trying to change the things we think, nay, we KNOW are wrong in the system. It doesn't have to be a lot of energy. But surely, CPP, you've thought about these issues and can in 1-2 minutes dash off a succinct statement of what's wrong.

  • DJMH says:

    Can I respond, "See scientopia.org"?

  • drugmonkey says:

    If you don't comment, PP, then you are telling the system that your opinion is that everything is hunky-dory fine and dandy. Inaction is an action.

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