NINDS Strategic Planning

NINDS Strategic Planning

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Please use the linked webform to learn more and submit your input:

NOT-NS-19-079 - Request for Information: Input into the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Strategic Planning Process


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is embarking on an institute-wide strategic planning process. The goal of the process is to tune our practices and policies to our vision and mission, in order to better serve and anticipate the needs of the research and patient communities and the public. The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Based on this mission, NINDS has formulated broad Strategic Goals as a starting point for the planning process:

Strategic Goals

  • Be a model of excellence for supporting and performing paradigm-changing, innovative, and rigorous neuroscience research.
  • Be a model of excellence for funding and conducting neuroscience research training and career development programs and ensuring a vibrant, talented, and diverse neuroscience work force.
  • Promote the timely dissemination of accurate and rigorous information about scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health.
  • Create and sustain a supportive work culture for the NINDS work force and facilitate and reward analogous efforts in the outside neuroscience community.

The purpose of this time-sensitive RFI is to solicit input on concrete means to accomplish these strategic goals over the next 5-10 years. NINDS will use responses collected as part of this RFI to inform the planning process, to help identify relevant experts and stakeholders, and to formulate and prioritize objectives and action plans for achieving each Strategic Goal. The resulting NINDS-wide Strategic Plan will be posted draft form for additional public comment before implementation.