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Seeking Public Input on the 2012–2016 Draft NIDCD Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, has released for public comment a draft of our 2012-2016 NIDCD Strategic Plan. Comments may be submitted between October 24 and 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 NIDCD anticipates that the finalized plan will be published on the NIDCD website in January 2012.

Read the draft document and submit comments here:

Further details on the draft strategic plan process are available at