Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Research Priorities

There appears to be a move towards prioritizing funding opportunities towards the RO1 funding mechanism. A quote from someone else might describe this as "more funding for saving mice". To continue to make an impact on human health, it will be crucial to maintain mechanisms and sufficient levels of funding to answer questions directly relevant to saving lives and improving health of people which are not possible to accomplish by RO1 mechanisms.

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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 :

Critical questions will remain unanswered with a substantial shift towards RO1 funding mechanism

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

This could be viewed simply as a matter on funding prioritization.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Susanne May, Ph.D.


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Idea No. 488