NIH seeks input on priorities for neuroscience research

The National Institutes of Health has issued a request for input from the scientific community on “Proposed Funding Priorities for Neuroscience Research, Resources and Tools.”  This input will help guide planning by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a cross-institute funding program.

Comments are invited on the following questions: 

  1. Identify areas of neuroscience research that could be accelerated by the development of specific research resources or tools. 

  2. What are the major opportunities for, and impediments to, advancing neuroscience research? 

  3. What are the 2-3 highest priority tools or resources needed to capitalize on the scientific opportunities and overcome obstacles to progress in neuroscience research? 

  4. Describe how NIH Blueprint might best facilitate the development of these tools/resources.

Instructions for submitting comments can be found in the formal Request for Information (NOT-MH-11-016). The deadline is September 9, 2011.