Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

R01 funding

Unless we fix and increase the R01 funding rate, which most basic scientists depend upon, we will continue to lose outstanding scientists of all ages and not have the next generation of scientists or the numbers of currently outstanding scientists to answer any of these compelling questions and critical challenges. Related to this, much has been written about the significant failure rate of clinical trials in part due to a lack of a basic understanding of the processes being studied. What is the plan or vision for supporting basic research to the level that it needs to be supported in order for clinical trials to be more successful and to attract and maintain outstanding talent?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)?: Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC:

Survival of the enterprise and maintaining US competitiveness.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC:

NIGMS has some interesting approaches that help their funding rates. Can any of these approaches be adopted more readily by NHLBI?


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Idea No. 329