OCTRI is part of a national consortium established in 2006 when the National Center for Research Resources awarded 12 academic health centers with the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). Since then, the consortium has expanded to include 61 institutions linked together to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science.
Working together as a national consortium, CTSA institutions share a common vision to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research.
OCTRI Participation in the Consortium
OCTRI is active in the national CTSA consortium through membership across the full spectrum of committees and advisory groups. OCTRI also participates in a regional consortium of CTSA institutions – the West Coast CTSA Consortium.
The CTSA consortium has established five overarching strategic goals that guide consortium-wide activities. Each strategic goal has an associated committee. In addition to the Strategic Goal Committees, OCTRI participates in Key Function Committees, which serve as venues for developing and sharing best practices and ideas among members.