Drawing from experience of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and extensive community input, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) program creates a definable academic home for clinical and translational research. CTSA institutions work to transform the local, regional, and national environment to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country.
This consortium includes 55 medical research institutions located throughout the nation. When fully implemented by 2011, about 60 institutions will be linked together to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science. The CTSA consortium is funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Working Together, Sharing a Vision
The CTSA consortium aims to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research.
The CTSA consortium has five Strategic Goals, to enhance:
- National Clinical and Translational Research Capability,
- The Training and Career Development of Clinical and Translational Scientists,
- Consortium-Wide Collaborations,
- The Health of our Communities and the Nation, and
- T1 Translational Research.
The graphic below illustrates NCRR oversight of Consortium-wide activities that are generated through CTSA Committees. Click on the graphic for brief committee descriptions, membership and meeting information.
To learn more about the CTSA consortium, please visit their website.