NIH will host a virtual workshop on July 31, 2023, to discuss policies and practices that shape biomedical innovation and promote access to NIH-funded discoveries. Goals will include discussing how NIH, as a research institution, approaches the patenting and licensing of biomedical inventions. There will also be discussion on the agency’s role in the broader biomedical research enterprise in promoting the application of knowledge to enhance human health.
Details on the workshop, including the agenda and information about viewing the videocast and providing public comment, can be found on the OSP website. Please note that slots for oral comments will be provided in the order they are received until all slots have been filled. In addition to the opportunity to make oral comments during the workshop, NIH invites written comments from the public. For those wishing to have written comments considered prior to the workshop, those comments must be received by July 27, 2023.