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Spectrum Cores and Programs

Organized into 10 areas of focus, our Cores and Programs support a wide range of initiatives that accelerate discoveries, innovation, and clinical applications designed to enhance health.

Administrative Core

Aiming to minimize administrative burdens and improve services for core activities.

Community and Collaboration Core

Building CTR capacity among community partners, patients, researchers, and other stakeholders.

Hub Research Capacity Core

Ensuring that our conduct of clinical research is of the highest quality, as demonstrated by a validated set of metrics.

Informatics Core

Focusing on the data platforms, tools, and training essential to our clinical and translational research mission.

Institutional Career Development (KL2) Program

Providing high-quality personalized training in clinical and translational research and education to junior faculty.

Network Capacity Core

Establishing a seamless integration of CTSA Hubs to participate in and carry out multisite clinical trials.

Population Health Sciences (PHS) Core

Supporting T3-4 research and the large and accessible body of health and administrative data above and beyond Stanford-specific data sets.

Research Methods Core

Promoting a user-centered support structure to help CTR investigators identify the best source of assistance in study design, analysis, and interpretation.

SPORR (Metrics Core)

Pursuing the reproducibility of our clinical and translational research.

Translational Endeavors Core

Providing Translational Workforce Development and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Programs.

Additional Resources

Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

develops innovative solutions to improve the efficiency, quality, and impact of the process for turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC)

serves the CTSA Program through coordination, transparent communication, team science, actionable metrics, analytics and innovative collaboration tools.

Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS)

provides members with a platform for advancing the discipline of clinical and translational science to improve human health.