Working Groups

Working Groups (WGs) consider and develop solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue. WGs propose, and with CLIC programmatic support, deliver CTSA Program Steering Committee approved projects that fill identified translational gaps and/or further the CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science. Projects may result in outputs such as consensus papers, white papers, publications, and/or plans for workshops, symposiums, meetings, and/or a conference. WG’s may choose to pursue potential funding for activities stemming from those deliverables through CCIAs or supplements; development of applications must take place outside of supported CTSA Program Groups.

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


  • Clinical Research Workload and Study Complexity Assessment
  • Clinical Trials Management Ecosystem Maturity
  • CTSA Pharmacies and Compounding for Translational Research
  • EDW4R Operations Working Group Phase 3
  • Integrating CTS into the Virtual CTSA Visiting Scholar Program
  • TL1 Visiting Scientist Working Group
  • Well-Being Integration Working Group


  • Adaptive Capacity and Preparedness of CTSA Hubs
  • Advancing Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in CTSAs: A Working Group
  • Aging
  • Assessment of CTSA Institutions Strategies for Engaging Community Partners
  • Best Practices for Mentoring and Supporting TL1 and KL2
  • Clinical Research Training for Investigators
  • Community Member Compensation
  • CTSA Visiting Professorship Working Group
  • Designing and Analyzing Clinical Trials for Personalized Medicine
  • Developing Measures for Assessing and Improving Collaborations
  • Developing Translational Science Team Competencies
  • Dissemination, Implementation (D&I) and Knowledge Transfer
  • Early Life Exposures
  • EMR-based Research Recruitment
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse for Research – Phase 2
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse Service and Architecture Models
  • Federated Education Platform: Harmonizing Competencies
  • Health Disparities
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Inclusion of Older Adults as a Model for Special Populations
  • Institutional Readiness for Team Science
  • Life Course Visual Toolkit Development
  • Measures of Impact
  • Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine
  • Researcher Training and Education and Community Capacity Building
  • Single Disease
  • Sustainability Phase 2 WG
  • Sustainable Informatics Infrastructure
  • Text Analytics and De-Identification
  • Text Analytics toward Semantic Interoperability and Data Sharing