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About NCATS

Center Overview

Discover more about NCATS, its director and staff, and job and training opportunities.

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NCATS Programs & Initiatives

Review a list of all the innovative programs and initiatives that NCATS supports.

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Advisory Groups

Find more details about the two federal advisory groups that provide input and guidance to NCATS leadership.

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Work with NCATS

Learn about the various ways to advance your project with NCATS support — or join a Center-led effort to improve translation.

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Photo of two robots in the high-throughput robotic screening system.

Center Overview

Discover more about NCATS, its director and staff, and job and training opportunities.

Close-up photo of chemicals compounds in dark vials and various boiling flasks with labels in cork holders all sitting on a lab bench.

NCATS Programs & Initiatives

Review a list of all the innovative programs and initiatives that NCATS supports.

Photo of people sitting around a U-shaped table filled with microphones.

Advisory Groups

Find more details about the two federal advisory groups that provide input and guidance to NCATS leadership.

Photo of two female scientists in labcoats and gloves: the foreground scientist uses a microscope; the background scientist inspects a vial.

Work with NCATS

Learn about the various ways to advance your project with NCATS support — or join a Center-led effort to improve translation.

Contact Us

NCATS Communications Branch
301-435-0888
info@ncats.nih.gov

Connect With Us

Discover all of the ways you can connect with NCATS and stay up-to-date on the latest news and information.

Download the NCATS fact sheet (PDF - 639KB)

Watch the NCATS video.

Learn more about NCATS’ Achievements in Advancing Translational Sciences.

About the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NCATS is all about getting more treatments to more patients more quickly. Several thousand genetic diseases affect humans, of which only about 500 have any treatment. A novel drug can take 10 to 15 years and more than $2 billion to develop, and failure rates occur in about 95 percent of human studies. NCATS is directly addressing this problem by discovering new technologies and other approaches that could greatly accelerate the process of developing and deploying solutions that can be used by all translational researchers. Learn more about NCATS.

NCATS studies translation on a system-wide level as a scientific and operational problem. Learn more about translation and its challenges.

Translational science is improving the research process to get more treatments to more people more quickly. Download the translational science infographic.