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Biomedical Research Workforce Task Force Recommendations
In 2011 the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director established a Working Group. The charge of the group was to develop a model for a sustainable and diverse U.S. biomedical research workforce that can inform decisions about training of the optimal number of people for the appropriate types of positions that will advance science and promote health. Based on this analysis and input from the extramural community, using appropriate expertise from NIH and external sources, and recognizing that there are limits to NIH's ability to control many aspects of the training pipeline, the Working Group issued a report in June 2012 that included recommendations for actions that NIH should take to support a future sustainable biomedical infrastructure.

Implementation Phase
The NIH Director is proceeding to implement a number of initiatives and policy changes focused on making progress towards achieving these goals between now and 2015. See Implementation page for more information.

Public Input
Public input into both the deliberations of the Working Group and NIH's implementation plans has been and continues to be crucial to ensuring a sound appreciation of the current experiences of the research community as well as understanding the impact of any proposed changes.

  • Request for Information (RFI): Input into the Deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce - Aug 17, 2011
    • Report: Summary of Comments (PDF - 1.4 MB) summarizing comments
  • Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce - comments due by April 22, 2013
    • Report: Summary of Comments (PDF - 184 KB)
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