New Member Guide


We are delighted to have you on board as a member of the overarching CTSA Program. One of the objectives of the program is to promote collaboration and communication to address translational challenges that no one team can overcome in isolation. We hope our role as the program’s coordinating center will help encourage that. 

Below is a list of actions that will help you become familiarized with our site and the resources available to you through CLIC. If you would like to request a PDF copy of our on-boarding document or have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to us.


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Martin Zand & Deborah Ossip, CLIC co-directors



Getting Started with CLIC

Creating an account is a simple, one-time process. To begin, select "Log in" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. A step-by-step video is available. Login and account creation use the same process. Please be sure to complete your account profile. Any questions can be directed to

  • Complete your profile and encourage your team to as well
  • Learn about CLIC and what services we provide as well as meet the CLIC team
  • Work with your hub administrator to be listed as an official hub representative
  • Participate by joining groups, such as the Enterprise Committees, Consortium Groups, or Working Groups. Learn more
  • Share content such as news, events, opportunities, and other content with the CTSA Program. Learn more
  • Connect with other members of the consortium through their contact form

Getting the most out of CLIC

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the CLIC website, it’s time to start taking advantage of everything our online portal can offer to help you, your hub, and all the other members of the CTSA Program advance translational science.

Through the CLIC website you can:

  • Watch the monthly CTSA Program Webinar
  • Review the CTSA Program Governance, Guidelines & Policies
  • Learn about the Common Metrics Initiative
  • Propel your career by learning new skills through the CLIC Educational Clearinghouse or by exploring new career opportunities or sabbatical opportunities
  • Explore collaboration opportunities, such as Un-Meetings and Synergy Papers.
  • Discover other hubs and view their representatives
  • Use the Suggestion Box to suggest topics of interest for discussion at CTSA Program Meetings, Steering Committee Meetings, CTSA Program Meetings, or Consortium Activities
  • View past surveys completed by members of the CTSA Program
  • Read and subscribe to newsletters:
    • Subscribe or manage your membership to newsletters through your account page
      • CTSA Ansible - a once-monthly newsletter with high-level program updates
      • CLIC News Roundup - bi-monthly newsletter focused on news from around the consortium
      • NCATS E-Newsletter - a monthly issue about the Center’s latest research news, announcements, funding opportunities, program accomplishments, and events
  • Connect with us on social media:
    • Both NCATS and CLIC have Twitter handles – follow for the latest CTSA Program updates
    • Check out what is happening in the consortium on the CTSA Program list on Twitter 

Have questions? Check out the CLIC FAQ page and the CLIC Library. Can't find the answer you are looking for? We are happy to help. Please use our Contact form or email us at