National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility


As a means of maximizing inter-center collaborations and translational efficiency, Research Focus Groups (RFGs) have been established in four high emphasis reproductive science areas.  In addition, the NICHD through the NCTRI, provides multiyear funding to support several research resources and online supported databases that are accessible to all NIH-supported investigators (tissue banks) or all investigators world-wide (databases).  Lastly, center budgets include funds to support pilot projects.  Pilot projects can be used to support new investigators, established investigators who wish to use new technologies to approach a problem or who wish to work in a different field of study, or collaborative projects involving investigators from different SCCPIR centers.