Translator in Action

NCATS launched the Biomedical Data Translator (Translator) program to accelerate biomedical translation for the research community. Through this program, NCATS will integrate existing biomedical data to help reveal new relationships within those data and also identify novel opportunities for research. Read the latest news about this program below.

September 2019

NCATS Announced Funding Opportunity for up to 15 Translator Projects
NCATS released a new funding opportunity, which closed in November 2019, to establish a Biomedical Data Translator Development consortium, with initial funding for up to 15 awards in FY 2020.

November 2018

Deconstructing the Translational Tower of Babel
Learn how the Biomedical Data Translator program aims to help researchers more easily access and interrelate different data and languages.

May 2018

Translator: Unique Collaborative Approach to Advancing Biomedical Data Sharing
Through the Biomedical Data Translator program, NCATS is leading a unique collaboration between academic and private-sector partners to create a data-mining computational resource that will use many types of biomedical information. When completed, broad access to this resource will help facilitate translational innovation in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

September 2017

NCATS Funding Opportunity Aimed at Building Computational “Brain” Prototype to Mine Disparate Data
NCATS announced that it is seeking applications to develop reasoning tool prototypes for its Biomedical Data Translator program. Through a unique funding mechanism, candidates must complete a series of computational tasks in the first part of a three-step application process to access the complete funding opportunity announcement. 

August 2017

NCATS Furthers Efforts to Create a Data Ecosystem to Explore Disease Connections
Biomedical Data Translator scientists are working to create a computational tool to improve connections among biomedical data types and provide insights into disease biology and treatments. 

October 2016

NCATS Funds Feasibility Assessment to Develop Biomedical Data Translator
On Oct. 11, 2016, NCATS announced funding for feasibility assessments to develop its Biomedical Data Translator.