The NCATS Office of Strategic Alliances aims to make it easy for industry and academia to interact and partner with NCATS laboratories and scientists to speed the translation of basic science knowledge into treatments for patients. The team provides a complete array of services to support NCATS technology development and collaborative activities, including negotiation of standard forms and model agreements between NCATS and outside parties, such as universities and biopharmaceutical companies. Strategic Alliances staff also supports and manages licensing opportunities for inventions created by NCATS staff that are available to commercial partners for continued development.
Opportunities for collaboration commonly take one of two forms:
- Open solicitations, including small business awards, collaborative research and development agreements, and program-specific opportunities.
- Invited collaborations to tap specific NCATS expertise or resources, such as high-throughput screening or small molecule probe development.
Interested in forming a new partnership or collaboration with NCATS to improve translational research? Contact NCATSPartnerships@mail.nih.gov to get started.