The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program
NCATS' CTSA Mission
NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program helps strengthen the full spectrum of translational research. Institutional CTSA awards, like the UIC CCTS, provide academic homes for translational sciences and supporting research resources needed by local research communities to improve the quality and efficiency of all phases of translational research. Institutional CTSAs also support the training of clinical and translational scientists and the development of all disciplines needed for a robust workforce for health research.
CTSA-funded institutions pursue goals that address the development and implementation of national standards, best practices and infrastructure support for the full range of translation, from basic discovery to clinical and community-engaged research.