Back in June, I mentioned that we are looking at opening up the Clinical Center to the extramural community. Now, we are asking for your input. We need you to identify opportunities that could involve use of the NIH Clinical Center in collaboration with NIH intramural investigators. We are interested in general paradigms for these collaborations.
We’ve provided a list of the resources that would be available, including equipment, patient cohorts, training, and goods and services. Here are some questions that we thought of that you might want to address:
- How would partnering with NIH intramural investigators and use of the NIH Clinical Center resources help advance your research project or enhance your science?
- What special Clinical Center resources would you be most interested in using and why?
- What current barriers or challenges exist for you in accessing the Clinical Center or in partnering with the NIH intramural community?
- What actions should the NIH and Clinical Center consider taking to address these challenges or to make it more feasible for you to access the Clinical Center and NIH intramural investigators? If you have ever utilized the Clinical Center or partnered with an intramural program at the Clinical Center, how did the partnership/utilization work and how satisfied were you with your overall experience?
December 1, 2011 is the last day to submit a response, and you must submit electronically. For more details, see the request for information.