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NCCAM’s Research Strategy

NCCAM’s research strategy is fully described in its Third Strategic Plan, 2011–2015. The links below provide a bird’s-eye view of the plan, types of grants and contracts NCCAM funds, its decision-making processes about awards, and where to find out more about NCCAM-funded research.

About NCCAM’s Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is built around specific factors, goals, and objectives that guide NCCAM in its plans for research. These are explained below, along with the plan’s background as described by the NCCAM Director; NCCAM’s mission and vision; and how the plan was developed.