"If you want a bike, don't ask for a toy"
Scientists welcome to comment
“The first thing is we need is a continuous predictable path from discovery to clinical. So if we have a discovery program (basic and translational research), the purpose of that discovery program ought to be to deliver something downstream to where it ultimately impacts patients. That kind of makes sense.”
“If you want a bike, don’t ask for a toy.”
“We need to put intent into the RFA that says we want you to be creating something, and we want you to be thinking forward ….Maybe you don't take it there, but how is it going to move ultimately downstream? We want you to be thinking about that at the time you apply because if you do, we know it has a much better chance of going to thenext station.”
“We need to have track that's continuous….We need to make sure thetrains run on time. We need to have predictable progression. We call this baton passing. We want the cargo on the train to proceed down the track. And we need to be really creative on how we're going to do that.
“We need to be responsive to new developments and downstream bottlenecks. And then, lastly, we need to have multiple development pathways so we basically serve all of the destinations we want to serve.”