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Request for Information (RFI): Strategic Plan for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
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Nov 08 2016
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Request Information RFI): Strategic Plan the National Library Medicine, National Institutes Health Notice Number: NOT-LM-17-002 Key Dates Release Date: November 8, 2016 Response Date : New Date - January 23, 2017 per issuance NOT-LM-17-003 Related Announcements NOT-LM-17-003   Issued National Library Medicine NLM) Purpose National Library Medicine undertaking Strategic Planning Process is soliciting input its broad stakeholder community.   recognize many our stakeholders generously replied the 2015 RFI regarding future directions NLM.  Input provided 2015 already under consideration need be re-submitted.  2015 RFI issued NIH behalf the NLM Working Group the Advisory Committee the NIH Director ACD) obtain input their June 2015 report a vision the future NLM the context NLM’s leadership transition emerging NIH data science priorities.  current RFI issued obtain public input goals priorities NLM’s next strategic plan. Background defined statute, purpose the NLM to assist advancement medical related sciences to aid dissemination exchange scientific other information important the progress medicine to public health.” the world’s largest biomedical library, NLM presents highly visible face NIH across United States around globe. Through information systems, biomedical informatics data science research portfolio, extensive training programs, many partnerships, NLM plays essential role furthering fundamental research; catalyzing supporting translation basic science new treatments, products, improved practice; providing useful decision support health professionals, public health emergency response workforce, patients. the ten years since development the NLM’s last long range plan, have significant advances biomedical informatics; major new initiatives the NIH data science, precision medicine, open access biomedical information; changes the environment infrastructure our country’s health systems.  NLM committed building data infrastructure will support future biomedical research. Planning Themes we undertake strategic planning process, NLM be considering priorities future directions around following four themes: 1)  Role NLM advancing data science, open science, biomedical informatics NLM serves the organizational leader a major sponsor research, development, training workforce development data science, information science, biomedical informatics, health sciences librarianship, of facilitate open science. Understanding trends data management, curation, knowledge representation, analysis technologies, communications infrastructure, the semantics importance new classes health-relevant data be essential the institution’s success these areas the future. 2)  Role NLM advancing biomedical discovery translational science NLM a global resource supports catalyzes health-related scientific discovery effective translation new knowledge practice.  Integrated retrieval analysis tools provide linkages promote discovery across wide variety databases containing biomedical literature, genomic information, other scientific clinical data. Novel translational resources such accelerate accrual clinical research studies promote scientific integrity via publication study designs research results.  Researcher access new classes data, such electronic health records, supporting discovery science.  Both curiosity-driven translational science expected continue evolve rapidly over coming decade. 3)  Role NLM supporting public’s health: clinical systems, public health systems services, personal health NLM’s mission includes providing information promote health reduce burden suffering disease worldwide.  Healthcare organizations undergoing dramatic changes response the need demonstrate value, safety, effectiveness. its initiatives distribute promote adoption health data standards, NLM been influential enabling interoperability clinical systems meaningful of electronic health records. Factors such behavioral lifestyle characteristics, environmental exposures, biomarkers immune status becoming important.  New technologies communication tools enabling individuals reach goals health promotion disease prevention.  Novel validated models decision support demanded the expanded complexity knowledge all disciplines human health disease. 4)  Role NLM building collections support discovery health the 21st century NLM the world’s largest collection published biomedical literature, many items are unavailable anywhere else.  NLM collections already extend far beyond traditional publications, whether physical digital format, include unpublished manuscripts, images, video, sound recordings, web pages, and, especially, databases containing wide variety enormous quantities digital data. nature scholarly publication scientific discovery continue evolve rapidly, implications what data information NLM should collect the methods be used acquire, archive, disseminate new data, information knowledge relevant human health disease. Information Requested each the four themes described above data open science, discovery translational science, public’s health, collections), invite input the most audacious goals the most compelling questions could potentially drive innovation research information systems the next decade beyond. are seeking input our research community users our information services analysis tools what can imagine the greatest achievements biomedical informatics research biomedical information access use over next 10 years. seek input we endeavor push boundaries information science biomedical informatics, identify knowledge gaps, develop scientific expertise needed bridge them. Within four planning themes, invite comments the following areas.  1)  Identify you consider audacious goal your area interest – challenge may daunting would represent huge leap forward it be achieved.  Include input the barriers and benefits achieving goal. 2)  most important thing NLM does this area, your perspective. 3)  Research areas are most critical NLM conduct support. 4)  Healthcare systems public health arenas which NLM participation most critical. 5)  New data types data collections anticipated over next 10 years. 6)   comments, suggestions, considerations, keeping mind the aim to build NLM the future. to Submit Response respond this RFI, please to submission website. ensure consideration, responses must submitted January 9, 2017. do require to provide name the response. Responses this RFI voluntary. RFI for planning purposes only should be construed a solicitation an obligation the part the Federal Government, National Institutes Health, individual NIH Institutes Centers. NIH does intend make any type award based responses this RFI to pay either preparation information submitted the Government’s of such information. NIH use information submitted response this RFI its discretion will provide comments any responder's submission. However, responses the RFI be reflected future funding opportunity announcements. information provided be analyzed may shared publicly appear reports. Respondents advised the Government under obligation acknowledge receipt the information received provide feedback respondents respect any information submitted. proprietary, classified, confidential, sensitive information should included your response. Government reserves right use any non-proprietary technical information any resultant solicitation(s). Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Office Health Information Programs Development National Library Medicine NLM) Telephone:  301-496-2311 Email relevant this RFI: