Rarely do scientists get an opportunity to influence the funding direction of the largest granting agency in the United States, the National Institute of Health. Yet that is exactly what we are being asked to do in the NIH’s latest request for information.
The NIH is requesting that the scientific community send in its ideas on how best to support or accelerate neuroscience research. Responses should address:
- areas of neuroscience research that could be accelerated by the development of specific research resources or tools
- major opportunities for, and impediments to, advancing neuroscience research
- the 2-3 highest priority tools or resources needed to capitalize on the scientific opportunities and overcome obstacles to progress in neuroscience research
- how NIH Blueprint might best facilitate the development of these tools/resources
Your answers could influence where neuroscience funding is directed over the next couple of years so be sure to checkout the NIH website to add your two cents!