The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), created in 2000, is becoming an important source of funding for biomechanics in the United States.

NIBIB has published a draft version of its first 5-year strategic plan (2005-2009). The Institute is inviting comments regarding NIBIB's "scientific emphasis, operational emphasis, and strategic priorities."

The draft plan and details on how to comment are available at

Comments are due by February 28.


Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator


A.J. (Ton) van den Bogert, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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