Monday, February 14, 2011

FasterCures weighs in on the proposed NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)

NIH is soliciting feedback on its proposal to create a new NCATS, “to establish a focused, integrated, and systematic approach for building new bridges to link basic discovery research with therapeutics development and clinical care.”

FasterCures considers this a significant development at NIH, a serious effort to centralize and increase the impact of existing translational research programs and activities at NIH and to consider other ways the agency can further the development of promising basic science discoveries. We registered our own approval of this initiative in a letter to NIH.

We encourage others to take a serious look at the proposal, think about how it might impact the work that you do, and offer your comments on the Web site. NIH has engaged in a remarkably transparent process to share it’s thinking and solicit others’, and we know they are taking seriously the commentary they receive.

We hope you will take the time to be part of this important effort. Submit your comments.

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