Inviting Comments and Suggestions on Updating the NIH Mission Statement 


NIH has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on a proposed update to the NIH mission statement, in response to recommendations from the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on Diversity, Subgroup on Individuals with Disabilities. NIH leadership committed to evaluate the mission statement, particularly reviewing the inclusion of the phrase “reduce […] disability”, and to update it to better reflect the current and future vision for the agency.  

This RFI invites input from interest groups throughout the scientific research, advocacy, and clinical practice communities, those employed by NIH or at institutions receiving NIH support, and the public, on a proposed revised mission statement that reflects the NIH mission as accurately as possible.  

Submit your thoughts on the proposed revised mission statement by November 24, 2023. Read the full guide notice for more details.  

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