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Group Application – Learn about Working Group Proposal Submissions. Based upon availability, there will be three (3) application submission rounds annually.

About CTSA Program Groups

A variety of CTSA Program Groups were established to execute the recommendations of the NCATS Advisory Council Working Group on the IOM Report on the CTSA Program.


Working Group Applications

Interested parties are required to propose and deliver well-defined projects or deliverables that fill identified translational gaps and/or further the CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science. Based upon availability, there will be three (3) application submission rounds annually.


CTSA Program Groups Calendar

A calendar is available with all CTSA Program Group meeting information


  • Administrators Group

    3rd Wednesday of every other even month from 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.
    The Administrators serve as key points of contact between program leadership and directors, and NCATS personnel. This group focuses on best practices and issues related to the efficient conduct of the CTSA Program
  • Communicators Group

    Typically held quarterly

    The Communicators focus on effectively communicating about the efforts of the hubs, and about translational science and its societal value

  • CTSA Program Webinar

    Typically held the 4th Wednesday of the month 2:00 PM ET
    The CTSA Program Group page contains all information related to the CTSA Program Webinar, which is a monthly meeting between the CTSA Program members and NCATS Leadership
  • Evaluators Group

    Third Tuesday of every other month (odd months) from 1 – 2 p.m. ET.

    The Evaluators encourage cutting edge research on evaluation methods and processes relevant to the evaluation and management of translational science.

  • KL2 PI/Directors Group

    Alternate with a 1pm and 2pm ET start on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.
    KL2 awards support mentored research career development for clinical investigators who have recently completed professional training and who are commencing basic, translational and/or clinical research
  • TL1 PI/Directors Group

    Fourth Wednesday of every month from 4 – 5 PM ET
    TL1 awards support students seeking a practical introduction to clinical and translational research. The CTSA Program hub selects TL1 candidates and provides full-time research training support for predoctoral candidates as well as postdoctoral fellows

Active Groups

  • Collaboration & Engagement Enterprise Committee

    First Monday of every other month from 1 - 2 p.m. ET. (even months)
    Focuses on engaging stakeholder communities and enabling team science
  • Informatics Enterprise Committee

    First Friday of every month from 1-2pm ET
    Focuses on modern informatics methodologies and techniques to support clinical and translational science, community engagement and enhance training
  • Integration Across the Lifespan Enterprise Committee

    4th Tuesday of Each Month From 10:30 am - 11:30 am ET (Starting February 2021)
    Helps ensure translational science is integrated across its multiple phases and disciplines within complex populations and across the individual lifespan
  • Workforce Development Enterprise Committee

    2nd Wed., Bi-Monthly, 4-5 pm ET
    Helps ensure the translational science workforce has the skills and knowledge necessary to advance translational discoveries

Sunsetted Groups

  • Assessment of CTSA Institutions Strategies for Engaging Community Partners

    3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
    The work of this WG will, through a literature review and survey of CTSA Program community engagement core staff, document the barriers and facilitators of community engaged research.
  • Community Member Compensation

    This group is sunsetted.
    The purpose of this Working Group was to develop guidelines for appropriate financial compensation for community stakeholders who participate in DTFs and/or DTF Workgroups.