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Research Activities

Our programs, projects and other research activities tackle ongoing challenges in translational research so that new treatments and other health solutions can reach people faster.

Research Activities at NCATS

Through our research activities, we overcome roadblocks that slow progress on developing treatments for many different diseases and that can lead to inequities in clinical outcomes. Explore the range of initiatives we support at NCATS and beyond.

Biomedical Data Translator

This program funds projects that integrate existing medical and biological data from different sources to quickly and easily reveal valuable connections and insights about diseases, including potential treatments.

Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (New Therapeutic Uses)

Awarded projects aim to streamline the process of discovering new treatments and cures for diseases by identifying new uses for existing assets that have already gone through significant development steps.

Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG)

We help lead this NIH Common Fund program to study and generate resources on key targets for new therapeutic agents.

The Helping to End Addiction Long-termĀ® Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeĀ®

As part of the NIH HEAL Initiative, we are applying our translational science approaches to accelerate the development of new treatments for opioid misuse, addiction and pain management.

Last updated on April 19, 2024