The National Institutes of Health is developing recommendations for its institutes to support the next generation of biomedical researchers. This is part of the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, or NGRI, mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act. The working group is currently meeting and, while an official Request For Information has not been issued for the initiative, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has put out a request for comments.
You can make your voice heard here. See more details below from ASBMB:
“Make your voice heard. Provide feedback on the National Institutes of Health’s Next Generation of Researchers Initiative.
The National Institutes of Health is developing recommendations for its institutes to support the next generation of biomedical researchers — and we want to know what you think.
The initiative aims addresses the difficulties that early- and mid-career investigators face as they seek funding for their research. The initiative aims to provide long-term stability for scientists developing independent research careers.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology wants your comments on this NIH initiative. The ASBMB supports policies and programs that make the life science research enterprise more sustainable. The ASBMB, led by its Public Affairs Advisory Committee, is paying attention as the NIH proposes new policies, and we are working to provide substantive comments and feedback.
The NIH plans to finalize its recommendations for the NGRI by December. The ASBMB wants the agency to hear your opinions.
Please provide you feedback on the NGRI by Friday, Sept. 28, in the fields below. We will collate all comments and send them to the NIH. Your identifying information will not be shared.”
Follow this link to provide your comments.