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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Women's Health Research Roadmap

Description: The Research Roadmap will outline the future strategic direction for OWH’s research program, maximize the impact of OWH research funding, and better coordinate women’s health research across the Agency. The Research Roadmap will be developed based on research priority areas and questions obtained from FDA Centers and Offices as well as emerging issues and concerns identified from external medical and scientific stakeholders. The Roadmap will follow a five year plan, with the flexibility to adjust to emerging issues. It is intended to assist FDA in addressing regulatory research questions.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Meet with FDA Centers to determine regulatory and research needs

FY13 Q4

Completed FY13 Q4

B. Complete synthesis of Center feedback

FY14 Q1

Completed FY14 Q1

C. Complete draft concept research roadmap

FY14 Q2

Completed 1/24/2014

D. Meet with FDA Science Board to obtain input on research priority areas

FY14 Q2

Completed 2/5/2014

E. Draft research priority areas

FY14 Q3

Completed 4/1/2014

F. Meet with FDA stakeholders to review draft research priority areas

FY14 Q3

Completed 6/2/2014

G. Draft research roadmap

FY14 Q4

Completed 6/5/2014

H. Vet research roadmap within FDA

FY14 Q4

(FY15 Q3)


I. Hold initial discussion of draft research roadmap with external stakeholders

FY14 Q4

(FY15 Q3)


J. Finalize external input into research roadmap

FY15 Q1

(FY15 Q4)


Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.