The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites comments
and suggestions on a draft of the first Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition
on the Draft Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research
The NIH is in the process of
developing a strategic plan to guide NIH nutrition research over the next 10
years. Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of NIH, established the NIH
Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) in October 2016 to coordinate
this process. A wide variety of individuals, including members of the
nutrition research community external to the NIH and NIH nutrition scientists
from across multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices have provided input
that have helped to shape this draft.
The draft Strategic Plan for NIH
Nutrition Research highlights broad areas of research opportunities.
It also recognizes cross-cutting research areas, including minority health and
health disparities, women’s health, rigor and reproducibility, and systems science.
The current draft is composed of seven dovetailing themes and is organized so
that each of the themes builds upon and supports the others.
The themes are:
- Investigate Nutritional
Biochemistry, Physiology, and the Microbiome
Assess the Role of
Nutrition and Dietary Patterns in Development, Health, and Disease across Life
Individual Variability in Response to Diet Interventions to Inform Nutrition
Science, Improve Health, and Prevent Disease
- Enhance Clinical Nutrition
Research to Improve Health Outcomes in Patients
- Advance Implementation
Science to Increase the Use of Effective Nutrition Interventions
Refine Research Methods and Tools
- Support Training to
Build an Outstanding Nutrition Research Workforce
The complete draft plan is
available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/strategic-plans-reports/strategic-plan-nih-nutrition-research
Open for Public Comment:
November 15, 2018 to December 15, 2018
seeks input from
stakeholders throughout the scientific research community and the public
regarding the draft Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research.
More information on the
type of feedback being requested and how to submit a response can be found
Following the public comment period, the draft plan will
undergo revisions and final NIH clearance. The final plan is expected to be
available in early 2019, after which the implementation process will begin.
The NIH seeks comments on any of
the following topics:
appropriateness of the priorities listed in the plan and of the strategies
proposed to achieve them;
for NIH to partner in achieving these goals;
concepts that should be included in the plan;
measures and milestones that could be used to gauge the success of elements
of the plan and inform course corrections;
other topic the respondent feels is relevant for NIH to consider in
developing this strategic plan.
How to Submit a Response
Responses must be submitted
electronically to [email protected]
by 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2018.
Responses are voluntary. Do
not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, trade secret, or
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This request 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
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NIH looks forward to your input and
we hope that you will share this request with your colleagues.