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NCRR's Division of Biomedical Technology supports research to develop innovative technologies and helps make them accessible to the biomedical research community.

NCRR's Division of Research Infrastructure supports programs to enhance the competitiveness of investigators in underserved states and institutions and also provides funding to build, expand, remodel, or renovate research facilities throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division for Clinical Research Resources provides funding to biomedical research institutions to establish and maintain specialized clinical research facilities and clinical-grade biomaterials that enable clinical and patient-oriented research.

NCRR's Science Education Partnership Awards are designed to improve life science literacy throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Comparative Medicine helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities.

About Us


This four-minute streaming video presents what NCRR does and, in particular, how it helps bring together diverse research teams to realize the full potential of shared biomedical resources. VIEW PRESENTATIONexternal link, opens in new window (requires free QuickTime playerexternal link, opens in new window)

Mission Statement

NCRR provides laboratory scientists and clinical researchers with the tools and training they need to understand, detect, treat, and prevent a wide range of diseases. READ MORE >>

Director's Page

Features biographical information and messages about NCRR activities and resources. READ MORE >>

2009–2013 Strategic Plan

NCRR's 2009–2013 strategic plan reflects extensive discussions and advice from a broad spectrum of individuals, including biomedical scientists, high-level administrators in research institutions, members of professional organizations, and NIH senior program staff. The plan provides NCRR with a solid foundation for expanding and leveraging existing activities as well as creating new avenues to address the evolving needs of the biomedical research community. READ MORE >>


Using funds appropriated by Congress, NCRR supports essential research resources for more than 30,000 scientists making biomedical discoveries, translating findings, and applying them to patient-oriented research. READ MORE >>

Organizational Structure

Grant Review Committees and Advisory Council

Search Awarded Grants

  • Information on grants awarded by NCRR may be searched by the recipient's location (ZIP code, state, city, county), by the program number, or the awarding operating division. The DHHS Office of Grants maintains a database—TAGGS (Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System)—that is a central repository for grants awarded by DHHS, including NIH.

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Get directions from your address to NCRR using an interactive map or view general directions for the metropolitan Washington area and points beyond. READ MORE >>


A page from the National Institutes of Health Almanac highlighting important events during NCRR's 46-year history, including legislative chronology, Center directors, and major programs. READ MOREexternal link, opens in new window

Freedom of Information Act

Request NCRR records under the Freedom of Information Act. READ MORE >>

Job Opportunities

Get the latest information about jobs at NCRR, NIH, and DHHS, as well as research training and career opportunities. READ MORE >>

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