Scientific Opportunities and Public Needs: Improving Priority Setting and Public Input at the National Institutes of Health

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the single largest funder of health research in the United States, and research it has supported has been pivotal to the explosion of biomedical knowledge over the past century. As NIH's success has grown, so has pressure from advocacy groups and other members of the public to devote more spending to their health concerns. In response to a request from Congress, this IOM study reviewed NIH's research priority-setting process and made recommendations for possible improvement. The ...

Scientific Opportunities and Public Needs:: Improving Priority Setting and Public Input at the National Institutes of Health 1998, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309061308

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