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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

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Nationwide IRB Agreement Reaches 1,000 Signatories

The NCATS Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) Institutional Review Board (IRB) agreement has reached 1,000 signatories, making it one of the largest medical research study reliance agreements in the United States.

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N3C Data Reveal COVID-19 Mortality Risk for People with COPD

Using the N3C Data Enclave, Northwestern University researchers discover a dangerous link between COVID-19 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

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CTSA Program Facts

Download the CTSA Program fact sheet (PDF - 766KB)

View the Funded Activities Under the CTSA Program.

Transforming Clinical & Translational Research

Turning scientific discoveries into clinical advances often is an inefficient process due to insufficient resources and too few specially trained researchers. NCATS’ CTSA Program supports an innovative national network of medical research institutions — called “hubs” — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program hubs collaborate locally, regionally and nationally, fostering innovation in training and research methodologies. NCATS continues to build on the strong foundation of the CTSA Program to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems to make the clinical and translational research enterprise more efficient. Learn more about the CTSA Program.