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The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is here to sharpen your science by helping to facilitate all of the processes that make up research and innovation. As needs arise—for a program, resource, collaboration, or conversation—we create solutions to help meet them. We strive to be flexible, efficient, and effective in helping you work through the details of your projects, every step of the way. Your science should be inspiring. We can help.

The CCTS is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Transactional Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health, and grant UL1TR003096. We are one of more than 50 CTSA programs nationwide and the only CTSA in Alabama. Established in 2008, the CCTS Partner Network, which spans 11 academic research institutions in three Deep South states (AL, MS, LA), is the foundation of our collaborative efforts.

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program

NCATS’ CTSA Program provides critical resources and support needed to strengthen the entire spectrum of our nation’s clinical and translational research enterprise. CTSA Program biomedical research institutions — called “hubs” — provide core resources, essential mentoring and training, and opportunities to develop innovative approaches and technologies designed to re-engineer existing capabilities. Program support and collaborative initiatives harmonize efforts, foster collaboration and strengthen this network to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research nationally.

Through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, NCATS supports an innovative national consortium of medical research institutions that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program-supported research institutions serve as hubs locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in workforce development, research tools and processes. CTSA Program support enables research teams including scientists, patient advocacy representatives and community members to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems in clinical and translational research that no one team can overcome.

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