Our Mission

Building research teams of the future to improve human health.

Our Objectives

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. The CTSA program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health.  The CTSA program has the following overriding objectives:

  1. Provide a comprehensive array of essential tools and services to spark clinical and translational research.
  2. Ensure the training of a well prepared workforce of trainees, staff, and investigators.
  3. Effectively communicate the many tools, services, and training opportunities to ensure innovative translational science advances that will improve human health.

Who We Serve

The CTSC provides a wide range of services and tools to assist research teams across the campus and with our affiliated partners:

  • UC Davis colleges, centers, and institutes
  • Community-based organizations and their constituents
  • Industry sponsors
  • Undergraduate and graduate student and their mentors, and trainees at all levels
  • Clinical research coordinators
  • Research administrators

Describing the CTSC in a Grant Application

Boilerplate text for grant applications is provided on the CTSC website. It’s important to discuss your project with the CTSC Research Concierge and/or program manager in advance of submitting a grant application to ensure you get accurate information about resource availability and cost for the budget.

Citing the CTSC Grant

Investigators are required to cite the CTSC grant in all publications that result from any support received from the CTSC, including use of CTSC services (such as biostatistics, biomedical informatics, clinical trials resources, etc.) or resources (such as the CTSC Clinical Research Center) or direct funding (such as pilot grant awards). In addition, the NIH requires investigators to comply with NIH Public Access policy by ensuring that their articles are available in PubMed Central. The CTSC offers assistance with this process.