RFI: Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health, Comments Due November 10

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is updating the trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research. NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input from basic, clinical, and translational scientists as well as advocacy and patient communities on topics under consideration for the next strategic plan. 

Information Requested

This Request for Information (RFI) seeks feedback on three cross-cutting themes and goals under consideration for the next trans-NIH strategic plan for women’s health research.

  1. Expand the Exploration of Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in NIH Research
  2. A Multi-Dimensional Approach to the Science of Women's Health
  3. Quality of Life and Disease Burden Over the Life-Course

These themes will stimulate new research areas, priorities, and approaches to help put science to work for the health of women. Specifically, the ORWH seeks your comments on the following:  

  • What are some ways that the scope of each theme might be expanded or more narrowly focused to address the most important areas in research on women’s health?
  • What topics would you recommend adding to the list of cross-cutting themes for research on women’s health?
  • What big idea or audacious goal to improve women's health should be pursued by the NIH?

How to Submit a Response

Responses no longer than 300 words should be submitted on the NIH ORWH website by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on November 10, 2017. You will see an electronic confirmation acknowledging receipt of your response. All submissions will be considered and will not be considered confidential. Please direct all inquiries to: Paris Watson, Legislative Policy Analyst, ORWH, 301.451.7082, ORWH-Planning@nih.gov.


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