Structure of the Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is organized into four overarching themes of translational science, collaboration and partnerships, education and training, and stewardship. Each theme is captured within a strategic goal, and collectively, they provide an overview of what NCATS plans to accomplish to achieve its mission. The objectives listed under each Strategic Goal offer greater context to the high-level themes and will be used to guide NCATS in developing, evaluating and refining its research and operational agenda over time. Example approaches are potential ways for NCATS to achieve these objectives. In brief, the strategic goals reflect NCATS’ overarching mission, the objectives provide context for each goal, and the example approaches offer more specific tactics for undertaking the objectives.