NIGMS has a long-standing commitment to research training and biomedical workforce development. As science, the conduct of research, and workforce needs evolve, we want to be sure that our training activities most effectively meet current needs and anticipate emerging opportunities, and that they contribute to building a highly capable, diverse biomedical research workforce. During 2010, we engaged in a strategic planning process to examine our existing activities and articulate strategies to help us build and sustain the workforce that the nation needs for improving health and global competitiveness.
We sought broad input for this planning effort and received comments from more than 300 university and college faculty members and administrators, current and former predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, industry representatives, representatives of professional and scientific organizations, and other interested parties.
We have now issued a final strategic plan [PDF, 1.23MB]. You may request free print copies by visiting http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/order/index.htm.
More recently, we issued a blueprint for implementation of the strategic plan and optimizing the research training partnership between NIGMS and academia.