What is the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance?

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical research investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory engaged three of its close academic partners - Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the University of Georgia (UGA) - to form the Georgia CTSA. This partnership, a strategic multi-institutional alliance, offers compelling, unique, and synergistic advantages to research and patients statewide.

Emory is a national leader in health care and biomedical research as well as an outstanding leader in clinical and translational research training and education. Morehouse School of Medicine is a nationally recognized historically black institution that brings ethnic diversity to biomedical research, addresses health disparities through successful community engagement research, and serves as a pipeline for training minority researchers. Georgia Tech is a national leader in biomedical engineering and the application of innovative systems engineering to health care solutions. UGA has a proven track record in outstanding basic and translational research and, as the State’s land-grant institution, offers a robust statewide network that enhances community outreach, service, and research. These institutions extend their current partnerships in healthcare, education, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research to synergize Georgia CTSA.

Created in 2017 as one of a national consortium striving to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. The consortium, funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), shares a common vision to translate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, engage communities in clinical research efforts and train the next generation of clinical investigators.

View the Georgia CTSA Impact Report for more information.

For a quick reference, view the Georgia CTSA rack card.

How to Become an Georgia CTSA Research Investigator?

Our Priorities
  • Workforce Development - Create a translational science workforce that has the skills and knowledge necessary to advance the translation of discoveries for human health
  • Collaboration/Engagement - Engage key stakeholders in collaborations to advance translation of discoveries that impact human health
  • Integration - Integrate translational science across its multiple phases and disciplines within complex populations and across the individual lifespan
  • Methods/Processes - Advance the scientific study of the process of conducting translational science
  • Informatics - Develop and disseminate new informatics solutions to advance translational research, promote best practices, engage communities of stakeholders, and integrate clinical and basic data

Any research investigator with an appointment at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, or the University of Georgia is eligible for Georgia CTSA support.

In order to utilize the resources available from the Georgia CTSA's Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs), protocol review and approval by the GCRCs Scientific Advisory Committee is required. The submission form and supporting documents can be found here.

If you need ethics, regulatory knowledge, biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, and/or biomedical informatics support please click Submit a Request. If you are searching for equipment, collaborators, or training, click here. Finally, for funding opportunities for clinical and translational investigators, click here.

Georgia CTSA Citation Information