A decade has passed since NLM issued the long-range plan under which it is currently operating, Charting the Course for the 21st Century: NLM’s Long Range Plan 2006-2016. Significant advances in biomedical informatics, data science, precision medicine, open access to biomedical information, and changes in our country’s health systems, offer new directions and opportunities for scientific achievement.
As the world’s largest biomedical library, the home of significant biomedical data resources and major infrastructure, and the designated NIH lead for data science and open science, the NLM aims to seize the opportunities afforded by these changes to more effectively convey health information and accelerate discovery and progress in biomedical research. NLM is committed to building a data infrastructure that will support the future of biomedical research.
Details and links about the planning process are available here.