Promote Collaborative Research

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Strategic Priority IV

Strategic Priority IV

Promote collaborative prevention research projects and facilitate coordination of such projects across the NIH and with other public and private entities.

Rationale

Prevention research is supported through all of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) within specific mission and disease areas, and in trans-NIH Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) and task forces that address major causes and contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States. However, enhanced collaboration and coordination among NIH ICs and other research partners could accelerate discoveries in prevention research.

Objectives for FY 2019–2023

  1. Establish or promote infrastructures and processes to foster prevention research coordination and collaboration across the NIH and with other public and private partners.
  2. Coordinate and support the development of collaborative prevention initiatives to address gaps in prevention research and practice.
  3. Advance approaches for projecting future research needs and priorities in prevention and for highlighting trans-NIH efforts to address them.