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Clinical and Translational Science Awards

NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program is designed to strengthen and support the entire spectrum of translational research from scientific discovery to improved patient care. Under NCATS leadership, the program currently supports a national consortium of more than 60 medical research institutions that work together to transform this process.

CTSA support enables research teams to collaborate to tackle common problems that no one organization can overcome alone. Program goals include accelerating laboratory discoveries into new treatments for patients, training the next generation of clinical and translational researchers, and engaging communities in clinical research efforts.

About the CTSA Program

Find out more about the CTSA program, its history and currently funded institutions.

Funding Information

At this time, there are no current CTSA funding opportunities.

Training and Career Development

NCATS trains, cultivates and sustains future leaders of the biomedical research workforce through the CTSA program. Learn more about how the program is supporting a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.

Engaging Communities in Research

To ensure that broad and unique community health needs are addressed, research institutions must collaborate with community organizations throughout the research process. Through the CTSA program, NCATS supports a broad range of efforts that engage communities to address health concerns and encourage participation in clinical research.

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Contact

Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc.
Director, Division of Clinical Innovation


Working Group Addresses IOM's CTSA Findings

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On June 25, 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released findings from its review of the CTSA program, and NCATS released a related statement from the director.

An NCATS Advisory Council Working Group issued a report in response to the IOM’s findings on May 16, 2014. For more information, contact ncatscouncilwg@mail.nih.gov.


CTSAs at Work

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Multisite studies give researchers access to large numbers of participants and foster collaboration among diverse disciplines. Read more about how CTSA-funded investigators are working to address the translational barrier of institutional review board oversight in multisite studies.