About The CTSA Program

What is the CTSA Program?

The purpose of the CTSA Program is to get medical and population health interventions to patients and populations more quickly, and to enable research teams, including scientists, patient advocacy organizations and community members, to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems in clinical and translational research that no one team can overcome in isolation.

Program Goals:

  • Train and cultivate the translational science workforce.
  • Engage patients and communities in every phase of the translational process.
  • Promote the integration of special and underserved populations in translational research across the human lifespan.
  • Innovate processes to increase the quality and efficiency of translational research, particularly of multisite trials.
  • Advance the use of cutting-edge informatics.
What is a CTSA Program hub?

A CTSA Program hub is defined as a UL1 award with a linked KL2 award and an optional TL1 award. In any particular fiscal year, if NCATS granted a no-cost extension (NCE) to an existing CTSA Program hub award, the Center would not count that NCE-status site as a funded hub during that fiscal year. Therefore, that NCE-status site would not be reflected in the table.

Currently, more than 50 medical research institutions across the nation receive CTSA Program funding, and these hubs work together to speed the translation of research discovery into improved patient care. Visit the CTSA Program Hub directory to learn about the hubs.