Request for Information (RFI) on the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Year’s (FY) 2015-2019

Notice Number: NOT-AR-14-010

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date: October 18, 2013
Response Date: (Extended to January 15, 2014 per NOT-AR-14-011) Originally December 15, 2013

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Purpose

Background

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is updating its Long-Range Plan to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. Public input on the topics to be included in the plan and suggestions regarding how to enhance the NIAMS research portfolio are critical initial steps in this effort. NIAMS leadership and staff will review and consider the comments as the Institute updates its Long-Range Plan.

Information Requested

Through this RFI, NIAMS invites feedback from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other 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.

Please provide your perspective on the following issues as they relate to the NIAMS Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010-2014:

NIAMS also welcomes your general comments, including those regarding the extent to which the FY 2010-2014 Plan has guided and encouraged the field.

When commenting on a research need or opportunity, your comments can contain but are not limited to information pertaining to the following:

How to Respond

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically using the web-based format at www.niams.nih.gov/About_Us/Mission_and_Purpose/long_range_form.asp. Responses will be accepted until December 15, 2013.

Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Please do not include any personally identifiable or other information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response.

This request is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the United States Government. The NIAMS or the NIH will not make any awards based on responses to this RFI, nor will the NIAMS or the NIH otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the Government's use of such information.

The NIAMS will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

David S. Zielinski, Ph.D. Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Telephone: 301-496-8271
Email: niamslrpfeedback@mail.nih.gov

 


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