For The Consortium

Strategic Goals

To set a national research agenda, the CTSA consortium established five overarching strategic goals that will guide consortium-wide activities:

These goals were developed at the October 2008 planning meeting. Click here for a detailed report. *Please note the T1 Translational Research goal was adopted April 21, 2009.

To coordinate progress toward these goals, the consortium established five CTSA Strategic Goal Committees comprised of principal investigators at CTSA institutions and others including leaders at NIH. They identify and prioritize consortium-wide efforts so that the objectives and milestones of each strategic goal committee are achieved. Working closely with the Strategic Goal Committee are Key Function Committees, which focus on research areas critical to the CTSA mission and enable an exchange of information across the consortium.

Strategic Goals CTSA Steering & Child Health Oversight Goal 1: Build National Clinical and Translational Research Capability Goal 2: Provide Training and Improving the Career Development of Clinical and Translational Scientists Goal 3: Enhance Consortium-Wide Collaborations Goal 4: Improve the Health of our Communities and the Nation Goal 5: Advance T1 Translational Research* Clinical Research Management Education and Career Development Informatics Community Engagement and Comparative Effectiveness Research Translational Public-Private Partnerships Administration Biostatistics / Epidemiology / Research Design Clinical Research Ethics Clinical Research Management Clinical Services Cores Communications Community Engagement Comparative Effectiveness Research Education and Career Development Evaluation Informatics Public-Private Partnerships Regulatory Knowledge Translational

The Strategic Goals prioritize projects that are developed and implemented through the Key Functions. This graphic illustrates the relationship between strategic goal topics and those key functions with which they align directly. Additional cross-cutting Key Functions contribute across multiple Strategic Goals, providing expertise as needed.

CTSA Steering & Child Health Oversight Goal 1: Build National Clinical and Translational Research Capability Goal 2: Provide Training and Improving the Career Development of Clinical and Translational Scientists Goal 3: Enhance Consortium-Wide Collaborations Goal 4: Improve the Health of our Communities and the Nation Goal 5: Advance T1 Translational Research* Clinical Research Management Education and Career Development Informatics Community Engagement and Comparative Effectiveness Research Translational Public-Private Partnerships Administration Biostatistics / Epidemiology / Research Design Clinical Research Ethics Clinical Research Management Clinical Services Cores Communications Community Engagement Comparative Effectiveness Research Education and Career Development Evaluation Informatics Public-Private Partnerships Regulatory Knowledge Translational