Research workshops and scientific meetings are some of the best forums in which to identify research gaps and to stimulate new areas of mental health research.
- National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC)
- Meets three times per year and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health Director, and the National Institute of Mental Health Director on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other Institute programs. Council reports include “Setting Priorities for Basic Brain and Behavioral Science Research at NIMH.”
- NCDEU: New Research Approaches for Mental Health Interventions
- A scientific conference that brings together academic researchers from multiple disciplines involved in clinical trials, practicing psychologists, research pharmacists, nurses, and social workers, as well as investigators with the pharmaceutical industry, and representatives from NIMH/NIH and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).