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The CTSI aims to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted.
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The NIH has created a national consortium that will transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. Led by NCRR, this new consortium, funded through Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), begins with several Academic Health Centers (AHCs) located throughout the nation. Additional AHCs are receiving planning grants to help them prepare applications to join the consortium.

When fully implemented in 2012, about 60 institutions will be linked together to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science. The new program draws on NIH's earlier initiatives to re-engineer the clinical research enterprise, one of the key objectives of the NIH Roadmap for medical research.

The NIH News Release and the CTSA Questions and Answers offer additional information on the consortium. CTSA Grant Awardees have agreed to post part of their applications for public viewing.

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