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Good news for NAVBO Members - NIH Reaffirms Its Commitment to Advancing Basic Science

 

Good news for NAVBO Members - NIH Reaffirms Its Commitment to Advancing Basic Science

To address concerns that NIH interest in supporting basic research has lagged the NIH Director and the NIH institute and center directors recently reaffirmed their commitment to basic science in a letter they sent to Science.

“Basic scientific discovery is the engine that powers the biomedical enterprise,” they wrote, “and NIH continues to spend more than half its budget supporting basic research projects. This is critical, because the private sector generally funds projects that yield a more rapid return on investment.”

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