NCATS research addresses scientific and operational challenges that slow the development of the new interventions to improve human health. The Center aims to make translational science more efficient, less expensive and less risky. Learn more.
Join NCATS’ Strategic Planning Process
NCATS has begun the process of developing its first strategic plan. Find out how to participate.
Work with Us
NCATS staff are experts in many translational research disciplines, and the Center offers tools, technologies and in-kind support to help researchers translate basic scientific knowledge into interventions that improve human health.
Improving the process by which diagnostics and therapeutics are developed.
Demonstrating more efficient, collaborative approaches to clinical research.
Strategic Alliances & Licensing
Supporting technology development and partnerships to disseminate promising new approaches.
Patient/Community Engagement & Health Information
Engaging patients in every step of the ressearch process to build trust and improve study quality.
Research at NCATS
NCATS research projects and initiatives focus on addressing scientific and technical challenges to reduce, remove, or bypass bottlenecks in the development of new treatments and tests that will ultimately improve human health. The Center studies translation on a system-wide level to accelerate the development of interventions for more than one disease.
Through its research initiatives, NCATS develops new approaches, technologies, resources, and models; demonstrates their usefullness in a specific disease or case study; and disseminates the data, analyses the methods to the larger scientific community.