Identify Research Gaps

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Strategic Priority 2

Identify prevention research areas for investment or expanded effort by NIH.  


The objectives supporting the Identify Research Gaps strategic priority rely on building collaborations between ODP and NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs), other federal agencies, non-federal organizations that routinely conduct systematic evidence reviews, establish evidence-based public health initiatives, and other partners to identify, promote, and address needs in prevention research.

  • Research Gaps 2.1: Work with a variety of partners to identify needs in prevention research.
  • Research Gaps 2.2: Compare identified needs in prevention research with the current NIH portfolio to identify prevention research gaps (i.e., those areas that are not being addressed or have insufficient funding).
  • Research Gaps 2.3: Work across ODP and with NIH ICOs and partners to identify the most promising and feasible prevention research gaps that warrant greater investment or expanded effort.
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