Mission & Background


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 is a member of States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR), a nationwide network of public education and research advocates. SUBR members include NCABR’s sister organizations in numerous states throughout the country.