As part of the centre's focus on translational research, NCMM Translational Research Group Leaders are all established with adjunct appointments in clinical or para-clinical departments at Oslo University Hospital.
A network of NCMM Associate Investigators was established in 2010. These appointments, subject to application and evaluation by a Selection Committee, are based on scientific excellence and translational merit, as well as added value and compatibility with the NCMM mission. The network was extended in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2020. NCMM has also initiated a Young Associate Investigator (YAI) programme; the first two of which were appointed in 2014. After the most recent open call in the Spring of 2020, 21 Associate Investigators were re-appointed. Including the Associate Investigators appointed in the Fall of 2020, the network now consists of 47 scientists from all over Norway.
In the European and international arena, NCMM investigators enjoy numerous collaborations across the world (more than 40 international collaborations reported), including research interactions with the three other nodes in the Nordic EMBL Partnership and with the EMBL.
NCMM's implementation of the practices of the EMBL, such as recruitment and rotation of staff at all levels, also offers the opportunity to recruit top talent at all levels from all over the world.