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Strategic Science and Innovation Plan

Description: Establish a strategic science and innovation plan (SSIP) that will enable FDA to realize the benefits of regulatory science for patients and consumers, thus enhancing and advancing public health.

Accomplishment: The FDA Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science identifies 8 critical priority areas and supporting activities where new or enhanced engagement in regulatory science research is essential to continued mission success. Successful implementation of this regulatory science plan, including engagement with diverse stakeholders, will allow the Agency to fulfill its regulatory mission today while also being prepared for the new challenges of tomorrow.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Establish Science and Innovation Strategic Advisory Council (SISAC)


Completed 4/9/2010

B. Kick off meeting with SISAC


Completed 5/13/2010

C. Hold a half-day SISAC retreat to refine draft SSIP


Completed 9/17/2010

D. Complete draft SSIP



Completed 4/15/2011

E. Present draft SSIP publicly and for FDA's Science Board input at Science Board Meeting



Completed 8/19/2011


  • As projects progress, approaches and strategies can change including the milestones listed under each project. In instances where approaches and strategies change and milestones and dates are affected, the revised milestone date will be provided in italics under the original milestone date.

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.