About CTSA Program Groups

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A variety of CTSA Program Groups were established to execute the recommendations of the NCATS Advisory Council Working Group on the IOM Report on the CTSA Program. Learn more by viewing the Guidance CTSA Program Groups and the Frequently Asked Questions for Groups.

Objectives of CTSA Program Groups:

  • Focus on short- and long-term needs with the goal to enable translational science and provide patients with access to treatment more quickly
  • Provide a structure where measurable objectives of the strategic goals of the CTSA Program can be undertaken
  • Inclusive process where all Hubs can participate and have access
  • Foster communication and collaboration at all levels
  • Discrete objectives, timelines and deliverables for every activity

 

Steering Committee

The purpose of the Steering Committee (SC) is to enable bidirectional information and idea sharing between the CTSA Program Principal Investigators (PIs), Administrators and NCATS leadership regarding all aspects of the CTSA Program and the field of clinical and translational science. View Steering Committee Group.

Consortium Groups

The Consortium Groups includes individuals from the hubs that have expertise in the subject matter of the group. This includes the Communication Officers, Administrators, KL2 PI/Directors and the TL1 PI/Directors. View Consortium Groups.

Enterprise Committees

The Enterprise Committees (EC) advance CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science through the following activities:

  • Promote collaboration and innovation across key areas
  • Provide an open forum for broad, domain-focused discussions
  • Discuss and disseminate best practices
  • May develop plans for projects that fill identified gaps and/or further the program objectives through a work group proposal

ECs were previously known as Domain Task Forces. View Enterprise Committees.

Discussion Forums

The Discussion Forums (DF) advance CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science through the following activities:

  • Discuss more specific, focused topics in depth
  • May develop plans for projects that fill identified gaps and/or further the program objectives through a work group proposal
  • As with other program activities you cannot use a DF to develop a grant application or for discussion of funding.

View Discussion Forums or apply to create a Discussion Forum

Working Groups

Working Groups (WGs) consider and develop solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue. A maximum of 12 active WGs will be supported by the CTSA Program Coordinating Center across the consortium at any given time with a target of ≤2 from a specific EC. The WG members propose and deliver well-defined projects or deliverables that fill identified translational gaps and/or further the CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science. View Working Groups. Learn about Working Group Proposal Submissions.

 

View all CTSA Program Groups and view the CTSA Program Groups Calendar