IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, April 5, 2018


Dr. Collins provided a summary of his recent trips to Florida, Arkansas, and Atlanta. He also shared information from the NIH-FDA leadership council meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

CTSA Trial Innovation Network

Dr. Chris Austin presented on the new Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Trial Innovation Network, a new collaborative initiative within National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ CTSA Program, which includes a national laboratory to study, understand, and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials and studies. The mission of the Network is to develop, demonstrate effectiveness of, and disseminate scientific and operational innovations that dramatically increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical studies. This Network is critical for bringing new interventions to patients and communities, as well as supporting and encouraging clinical investigation as a career path.

Data Science Policy

Dr. Carrie Wolinetz presented on establishing a policy for data management and sharing. Specifically, Dr. Wolinetz highlighted the growing interest in this area, both NIH-wide and in the private sector. NIH formed a Data Science Policy Council and is working on creating a new data management and sharing policy that would enhance NIH’s data-sharing capabilities.

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