Domain Task Forces

The Domain Task Forces (DTFs) provide CTSA Program hub members the opportunity to engage and connect across the national consortium. The DTFs advance the field of translational science through open discussions, project planning and metric assessment. CLIC coordinates the administrative framework for these strategic, project driven groups.

Participation in these groups also affords CTSA Program hubs connection to Working Groups (WGs) that collaborate on white papers, workshops, consensus on harmonization across CTSA Program hubs and accessing new collaborations across multi-disciplinary sectors.

CTSA Program hub Principal Investigators (PIs) appoint a voting member to each DTF. The voting member may be the PI at the hub. Additional representation by the hub on each DTF call is at the discretion of the PI. DTFs are driven by representation from the CTSA Program Steering Committee, made up of hub PIs, and one DTF appointed elected member.

Each DTF can have up to 5 associated WGs and each WG is charged with DTF-related, short-term deliverables. A full description of structure and governance is available in the Guidelines for CTSA Program Domain Task Forces.

The current structure of the CTSA Program includes 5 DTFs, which align with the strategic goals defined by NCATS Advisory Council Working Group (ACWG), in response to the 2016 IOM report.

This DTF focuses on engaging stakeholder communities and enabling team science
This DTF focuses on modern informatics methodologies and techniques to support clinical and translational science, community engagement and enhance training
This DTF helps ensure translational science is integrated across its multiple phases and disciplines within complex populations and across the individual lifespan
This DTF focuses on the scientific study of the process of conducting translational science itself, which enables significant advances in translation
This DTF helps ensure the translational science workforce has the skills and knowledge necessary to advance translational discoveries
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