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National Center for Toxicological Research Also referred to as: NCTR


NCTR Campus Taken from Drone Footage

Mission

Address FDA’s needs with high-quality research and serve as a global resource for collaboration, training, and innovative scientific solutions.
 

Vision

Conduct scientific research to provide reliable data for FDA’s decision-making and develop innovative tools and approaches that support FDA’s public health mission. 


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The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is the only FDA Center located outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The one-million square foot research campus in Jefferson, Arkansas plays a critical role in the missions of FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to promote and protect public health. 

Regulatory science researchers, academia, and other regulatory science research organizations and groups from around the world investigate, learn, and train at the Federal facility. NCTR, FDA's internationally recognized research center, plays a critical role in FDA’s mission.  The unique scientific expertise of NCTR is critical in supporting FDA product centers and their regulatory roles. 




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    Contact Point
    NCTR
    National Center for Toxicological Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    3900 NCTR Rd
    Jefferson, AR 72079
    Hours Available
    NCTRResearch@fda.hhs.gov
    (870) 543-7121
     
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