The mission of the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) is to provide support for and promote public understanding of bioscience research.
Founded in 1989 by North Carolina’s leading bioscience research institutions, NCABR is the only organization in the state dedicated to advancing all North Carolinians’ appreciation for the remarkable benefits of bioscience research and careers.
As a statewide nonprofit organization, NCABR’s members include academia, industry, government, nonprofit research organizations and professional societies.
NCABR plays a leading role in North Carolina and the nation by providing objective, timely and authoritative information to students, educators, government representatives, the media, members of the research community and the general public.
Since 1989, NCABR has launched innovative science education outreach programs and has designed a variety of bioscience education and career-related publications — many of which are the first of their kind in the country and now are used nationally.
NCABR provides free training and materials to K–12 educators by bringing them into research facilities to learn directly from scientists through our Rx for Science Literacy free workshop series. We also offer online courses, curricula and other publications about research and present outreach programs for the general public, including K–12 students.
NCABR presents programs on topics such as IACUCs, biosafety and bioethics that help meet the needs of researchers throughout the state and nation. We offer deeply discounted or free admission to employees of NCABR member organizations. We also provide tips on how to talk more easily about research with lay audiences.
NCABR provides strategic guidance to member organizations in crisis situations. We monitor press coverage and are available to interact with the media and draft opinion pieces on our members’ behalf. Members also have access to our detailed crisis and communications manual.