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The NIH Roadmap

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Science  03 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5642, pp. 63-72
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091867

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The NIH Roadmap is a set of bold initiatives aimed at accelerating medical research. These initiatives will address challenges that no single NIH institute could tackle alone, but the agency as a whole must undertake. The Roadmap identifies the most compelling opportunities in three arenas: new pathways to discovery, research teams of the future, and reengineering the clinical research enterprise.