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Research Consortium Opportunities, Collaborative Awards


The goal of this page is to assist the CTSA Program consortium with identifying collaborators and projects of interest from other CTSA Program hubs and broader external partners from academia, industry, government agencies, foundations, patient groups and other organizations. CLIC provides a range of mechanisms to support both CTSA Program hub and external collaborations, including:

  • Supporting cross-network team synergy manuscripts on topics of joint interest
  • Promoting un-meetings as self-organizing events to bring together potential partners
  • Developing mechanisms to support a robust training consortium.

As an initial example, NCATS has supported several initiatives and launched Collaborative Innovation Awards designed to stimulate team-based research collaborations across the CTSA Program consortium. Through a variety of projects, the CTSA Program hubs strive to leverage expertise across institutions to overcome translational science roadblocks. These funded projects and dissemination of their results may provide additional opportunities for collaboration across the CTSA Program consortium and with external partners.

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CTSA Program Regional Consortia

A directory of CTSA Hub regional consortiums including CTSA and non-CTSA member institutions.

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Trial Innovation Network

The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, excellence and collaboration.

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CTSA Program Collaborative Innovation Awards

This program allows three or more CTSA Program hubs to work together to develop, demonstrate and disseminate innovative, experimental approaches to overcoming translational science roadblocks.

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CTSA Program Collaborative Innovation Awards: Administrative Supplements

These supplements allow investigators from two or more CTSA Program hubs to form collaborations to implement, assess, and/or disseminate discoveries in methods, approaches, education and training in clinical and translational science.

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SMART IRB is a platform designed to ease common challenges associated with initiating multisite research and to provide a roadmap for institutions to implement the NIH Single IRB Review policy.

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The CD2H harnesses and expands an ecosystem for translational scientists to discover and share their software, data, and other research resources within the CTSA Program consortium.

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