The Blueprint is a framework to enhance cooperative activities
among fifteen NIH Institutes and Centers that support research
on the nervous system. By pooling resources and expertise, the
Blueprint can take advantage of economies of scale, confront
challenges too large for any single Institute or Center, and
develop research tools and infrastructure that will serve the
entire neuroscience community. "Best practices" developed at a
single Institute or Center will be implemented more widely;
planning will be coordinated at the early concept stage;
resources established by one Institute or Center may be opened
to neuroscientists supported by others; and new working groups
can focus on diseases and cross-cutting scientific issues for
which such groups do not already exist.
For more information on the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint,
to go to the NIH website.