Tag Archive: CTSA

Apply for Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may have […]

Register Now for NCATS Day 2018


        Participate in a robust dialogue about meaningful collaboration and help shape NCATS research priorities Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smarter Science on Sept. 28, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s event, which is focused on patient and community engagement, will provide a forum for participants to share and reflect upon patient and community needs as well as best practices for addressing those needs. Participants will learn strategies to broaden participation in research and to incorporate […]

The ABCs of DSMBs: CTSA Program hubs work together to produce much-needed training manual


This article is posted courtesy of Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) ICTR Research Participant Advocate, Frederick W. Luthardt, DBe, MA, contributed to the writing of this manual. “By combining expertise from so many different organizations, we were able to truly address universal concepts and make a resource that’s applicable to a wide range of scientists and researchers” – Tamsin Knox, associate director of Regulatory Affairs at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and DSMB Training Manual editor. Monitoring patient safety and protecting patient data is without question one of the most important aspects of clinical research. One of the ways […]

Apply for the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may have […]

Charges For Clinical Research Unit Services


Effective May 2018, Clinical Research Units are now operating using a service center model. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which supports the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) through its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, announced in 2014 that direct support of the CRUs will not be allowed for any new or re-competing CTSA awards. Our CRUS have been a major source of support for investigators throughout Johns Hopkins and this change in policy will have a significant impact on our future ICTR operations. Consequently, in May 2018, our CRUs […]