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2012–2016 NIDCD Strategic Plan (Draft)

Public Comment Period (CLOSED)

October 24 – November 23, 2011

The NIDCD supports and conducts research and research training in the areas of hearing and balance; smell and taste; and voice, speech, and language. The Strategic Plan serves as a guide to the NIDCD in prioritizing its research investment, illustrates the current state-of-the-science, and highlights recent advances in the communication sciences. The draft plan presents a series of goals and objectives that represent the most promising research needs within the NIDCD’s mission areas.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) presented a draft of our 2012-2016 NIDCD Strategic Plan for public comment from October 24 - November 23, 2011. The NIDCD is in the process of considering the comments and anticipates that the finalized plan will be published on the NIDCD website in January 2012.