OBSSR Requesting Comments on Draft Priorities for 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a Request for Information aiming to gather stakeholder feedback on the draft priorities and strategic objectives for the Office in their 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. These draft priorities are the result of evaluation of the previous strategic plan, a previous Request for Information, and multiple listening sessions with internal and external NIH stakeholders.

The draft strategic plan provides a framework with three major scientific priorities which each carry their own objectives:

  • Improve the synergy between basic behavioral and social sciences research and research testing approaches to improve health outcomes;
  • Enhance and promote research measures, methods, and infrastructure needed to support an integrated and more cumulative approach to behavioral and social sciences research; and
  • Accelerate sustained adoption of behavioral and social sciences research findings in practice.

The strategic plan also provides a list of cross-cutting themes that will be considered throughout the strategic plan:

  • Integration of BSSR across NIH Research;
  • Science of Science;
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; and
  • Training and Capacity Building

Comments will be accepted through November 14, 2022. Instructions on submitting a response are available in the Request for Information.


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