Consortium Groups

Consortium Groups are comprised of individuals with specific expertise in the subject matter described below. Consortium Groups facilitate communication between each other, their respective CTSA Program institutions and with NCATS allowing open bidirectional conversations around strategies, approaches, and best practices for addressing challenges with the overall goal of advancing translational science.

About CTSA Program Groups

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.

Working Group Applications

Interested parties are required to 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. Based upon availability, there will be three (3) application submission rounds annually.

CTSA Program Groups Calendar

A calendar is available with all CTSA Program Group meeting information.


Administrators Group

3rd Wednesday of every other even month from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET.

The Administrators serve as key points of contact between program leadership and directors, and NCATS personnel. This group focuses on best practices and issues related to the efficient conduct of the CTSA Program


Communicators Group

Typically held quarterly

The Communicators focus on effectively communicating about the efforts of the hubs, and about translational science and its societal value


KL2 PI/Directors Group

On the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 1pm ET

KL2 awards support mentored research career development for clinical investigators who have recently completed professional training and who are commencing basic, translational and/or clinical research


TL1 PI/Directors Group

Fourth Wednesday of every month from 4 – 5 PM ET

TL1 awards support students seeking a practical introduction to clinical and translational research. The CTSA Program hub selects TL1 candidates and provides full-time research training support for predoctoral candidates as well as postdoctoral fellows