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2022-2026 NIDCD Strategic Planning Process

Request for Information (RFI): National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Strategic Plan (NOT-DC-20-001)

February 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is developing a new strategic plan for 2022–2026. The NIDCD Strategic Plan (the plan) represents the most promising cross-cutting research areas within the NIDCD’s mission. In addition, the plan presents a series of goals and objectives that serve as the NIDCD’s guide in prioritizing its research investment. The plan helps the NIDCD to remain current with the state of the science within the NIDCD mission areas of hearing and balance, taste and smell, and voice, speech, and language.

The purpose of this time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit information that will help guide the NIDCD in developing the new plan. Specifically, we would appreciate your feedback on the following questions:

1. What are the most significant scientific discoveries in hearing and balance, taste and smell, and voice, speech, and language that have occurred in the past five years? (Please provide references to scientific journal articles, if applicable.)

2. What are the unmet needs in current research and training that may impact hearing and balance, taste and smell, and voice, speech, and language?

3. Describe the opportunities in hearing and balance, taste and smell, and voice, speech, and language that may be realized in the next five years.

4. What are the greatest challenges or barriers to progress in hearing and balance, taste and smell, and voice, speech, and language?

5. What is the greatest public health need of individuals with disorders of hearing and balance, taste and smell, or voice, speech, and language that may be helped with additional research?

You may enter your comments in the form below through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Thank you for taking time to respond to the RFI. We appreciate your input and value your suggestions.

For technical assistance with submitting your comments, please contact webmaster@nidcd.nih.gov

Please provide reference(s) to scientific journal article(s), if applicable.

 

Confidentiality

Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Any personal identifiers (e.g., names, addresses, email addresses, etc.) will be removed when responses are compiled. Only the de-identified comments will be used. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. The government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

This Request for Information (RFI) is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the federal government or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH does not intend to award a grant or contract to pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the NIH’s use of such information. No basis for claims against the NIH shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or the NIH’s use of such information as part of the NIDCD Strategic Plan.

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Last Updated Date: 
January 30, 2020