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NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Live

The cover of the strategic plan shows scenes of scientists, the brain and mom and baby, with an interlocking circle showing NIH's Building 1.

The NIH 2021-2025 strategic plan is now live.

The NIH-wide strategic plan for fiscal years 2021-2025 is now live.

In order to advance its mission and fulfill requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act, NIH will update its strategic plan every 5 years. The most recent iteration, the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021–2025, updates the previous plan for fiscal years 2016–2020.

The plan outlines NIH’s vision for biomedical research direction, capacity and stewardship by articulating the highest priorities over the next 5 years. In addition, it provides illustrative examples of accomplishments under the last plan and new initiatives under this one. 

The plan was developed through collaboration between leadership and staff across NIH and key stakeholders, including the research community, professional societies advocacy groups and the public.

Designed to complement and harmonize institute and center strategic plans that address individual missions, the NIH-wide plan can be viewed here:

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