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Application Resources

Drug Development Resources

Database/Repository Resources

  • NIMH Data Archive (NDA)
    Provides infrastructure for sharing research data, tools, methods, and analyses enabling collaborative science and discovery. De-identified human subjects data, harmonized to a common standard, are available to qualified researchers.  Summary data are available to all.
  • NIMH Repository and Genomics Resource (NRGR)
    Biorepository specializes in offering the research community DNA, RNA, and cell lines from large collections of individuals with psychiatric illness and psychiatrically normal controls.
  • The BrainSpan Atlas
    Hailed as providing a “GPS for the brain,” a partnership among the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Yale University, the University of Southern California, and NIMH—has created a comprehensive 3-D brain blueprint.
  • NIH NeuroBioBank (NBB)
    National resource for investigators utilizing human post-mortem brain tissue and related biospecimens for their research to understand conditions of the nervous system.

Commercialization Assistance Programs

For questions regarding commercialization assistance programs please contact Paige Anderson.

Programs for eligible Phase I Awardees

I-Corps™ at NIH

Three-member teams receive instruction and mentoring sourced from the National Science Foundation's National Innovation Network over an 8-week course using the Business Model Canvas concept. Participants get "out of the lab" and gather information by conducting interviews (100+) with potential customers, strategic partners, and other third-party stakeholders to define:

  • value proposition of the technology
  • customer/user-case pain point

Full program description and eligibility: PA-19-029

Niche Assessment Program

NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses® (TNA®) that can help commercialization efforts by:

  • Providing market insight and data to strategically position your technology in the marketplace.
  • Assisting in commercialization plan development for Phase II applications.
  • Introducing small businesses to potential partners.

Full program description and eligibility: NOT-OD-19-012

Programs for eligible Phase II Awardees

Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP)

This 9-month program, administered by Larta Inc. since 2004, addresses the commercialization objectives of companies across the spectrum of experience and stage with customized approaches based on company background and experience – it is not curriculum based.

Expert mentors with deep life sciences domain expertise and experience, a network of life sciences industry executives, and functional experts in many areas of commercialization are available to assist companies while they work through a customized program with an assigned industry expert serving as the Principle Advisor to the company.

Full program description and eligibility requirements are available at the website.

Programs for eligible Phase I & II Awardees

Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation Program (C3i)

The C3i Program is a 24-week entrepreneurial training course for medical device innovators based on the Coulter Commercialization Process. It is designed to provide companies with the specialized business frameworks and essential tools for successful translation of biomedical technologies from the lab (concept) to the market (clinic). Participants will develop a comprehensive set of core skills that will enable them to:

  • evaluate whether a compelling unmet market need exists for their proposed solution
  • assess whether there is a viable business opportunity that can be built to meet this need
  • build a compelling pitch presentation to secure support from potential investors and other business partners

Full program description and eligibility requirements are available at the website.

Manufacturing Resources

National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP)
MEP is a public-private partnership dedicated to serving small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers. With 51 MEP Centers located in in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its over 1,300 manufacturing experts at over 400 service locations, MEP centers tailor service to meet critical needs, ranging from process improvement and workforce development to specialized business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer.

Contact your Local MEP Center to learn how your small business can benefit from this program.

Other Resources