Center for Research Strategy (CRS)

The NCI Center for Research Strategy (CRS) is a strategic science planning and analysis office that serves the NCI Director and supports NCI priorities. Located within the Office of the Director (OD), CRS works to catalyze, convene, and coordinate initiatives across NCI’s Divisions, Offices, and Centers (DOCs).

The Center works collaboratively across NCI to identify scientific opportunities, enable informed decision making, and support key focus areas. It does this by coordinating strategic activities, monitoring the direction and application of the NCI’s scientific knowledge and resources, and uncovering research funding gaps. CRS also serves as a scientific resource to offices within the NCI OD as well as an NCI liaison to the NIH and the broader health community on topics related to strategic planning, portfolio analysis, science planning and evaluation, and other projects.

Identifying Strategic Scientific Opportunities

As NCI's central scientific strategy office, CRS collaborates with the institute's divisions, offices, and centers to identify research opportunities to advance NCI's vision for the future of cancer research.

Supporting Informed Decision Making

CRS conducts portfolio analyses and collects data on scientific topics, funding mechanisms, and investigator characteristics to help NCI leadership make data-driven decisions about the scientific research enterprise.

Supporting Cancer Research Priority Initiatives

CRS leads and supports priority initiatives in support of NCI's mission to advance scientific knowledge and help people live longer, healthier lives. Learn more about the Resources for Cancer Researchers portal, Team Science, and Idea Generation.

CRS Contact and Staff

Staff and contact information for the Center for Research Strategy.

  • Updated: April 13, 2018