In 2006, the UC Davis CTSC was one of the inaugural 12 centers established across the United States in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program initially supported by the NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) that later transitioned to the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). The grant funded in 2006 and renewed in 2011, 2016, and 2021. Currently, in its fourth 5-year award period, the CTSC is one of more than 50 NIH-supported centers funded to facilitate and accelerate the study of human health and disease to bring new treatments to patients and communities through biomedical research. The CTSC is located on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and draws upon talent and leadership from departments and divisions across the Davis and Sacramento campuses as well as community partners in the region.

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. As a hub in the CTSA program, our grant states the following objectives:

  • Serve as a hub for clinical and translational research resources
  • Expand and refine a collaborative and innovative training and education environment
  • Integrate community partners into the translational research enterprise
  • Leverage crosscutting research resources
  • Function as a catalyst across the translational research spectrum

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.