This strategic plan from the National Center for Toxicological Research [NCTR] describes the goals of the NCTR for the years 2009-2013. "Goal 1: Advance scientific approaches and tools to promote personalized nutrition and medicine for the public. Goal 2: Develop science-based best-practice standards, guidance, and tools to incorporate toxicological advancements that improve the regulatory process. Goal 3: Conduct research and develop strategic technologies to protect the food supply. Goal 4: Conduct bioinformatics research and development in support of FDA's [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] regulatory mission. Goal 5: Strengthen and improve scientific and human capital management and expand training and outreach to retain and train scientific experts critical to address FDA's scientific needs."
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