IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — April 23, 2015

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins briefly discussed the upcoming PMI workshops, communication activities with the media, and the Weicker Building dedication. Summaries of recent Congressional visits and meetings, as well as upcoming Congressional hearings, were provided.

FY16 Appropriations Discussion: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins provided an overview of proposed NIH activities to enhance stewardship. The discussion focused on areas of concern and concensus.

Conference Policy Guidance: Larry Tabak, Colleen Barros

Dr. Tabak and Ms. Barros presented an overview of the changes to the conference approval policies and processes.

Common Fund: KOMP2 Update: Jim Anderson, Betsy Wilder, Colin Fletcher

Dr. Fletcher (NHGRI) provided an update on the progress and successes of the KOMP program, which began as a multi-IC co-funded effort to knock out all the mouse protein-coding genes. He also discussed a proposal going forward. The discussion centered on the potential goals and direction going forward, as well as the lessons learned from the program.

Common Fund: H3Africa Update: Jennifer Troyer, Mark Guyer

This presentation and discussion will be rescheduled for another meeting.

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