About the CCTSI

Through our many programs and services, we provide the infrastructure to help build research teams of the future, speed the development of new treatments and improve human health.



The Vision of the CCTSI is to accelerate and catalyze the translation of innovative science into improved health and patient care.


  • Catalyze and enhance scientific discovery, innovation, dissemination and translation across the lifespan
  • Educate and sustain a resilient, innovative and diverse translational science workforce
  • Promote and ensure an efficient, safe, collaborative and integrated research environment
  • Engage stakeholders and communities across the entire translational spectrum


  1. Develop, educate and sustain a diverse translational science workforce to ensure highest research innovation, quality and safety
  2. Create a translational research environment in which team science and collaboration both locally and nationally are facilitated, supported and valued
  3. Engage local and national communities and stakeholders in all phases of the translational research process
  4. Create novel methodologies and resources to support and integrate research in special populations, including children, the elderly, the under-served and those with rare diseases
  5. Further innovate and streamline our processes and enhance our informatics capacity for research start-up, implementation and oversight to promote quality, efficiency, and safety of our research and our active participation in the national CTSA Trial Innovation Network

Current Colorado Grant Application

CTSA Grant Application Refunded

We are pleased to announce that the CCTSI has been refunded by NIH through 2023!

The CCTSI has received our Notice of Grant Award (NOGA), and we will continue to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health.

Any questions can be directed to CCTSI's Principal Investigator and Director Ronald Sokol, MD or Administrative Director Tim Lockie.

Original Colorado Grant Application

CU Denver's CTSA Grant Application

The following is a redacted version of the original CTSA grant application submitted to the NIH in October, 2007. The CTSA grant received a priority score of 143 and was funded on May 29, 2008 for 5 years. Please note the following about this redacted version of the Colorado Grant Application:

"UCDHSC" was used throughout instead of "CU Denver" because the name of our University had only been officially changed weeks before the grant application deadline.

All budgetary and salary specifics, other selected sensitive information and some tables have been removed. However, the main thrust of the text of the CTSA application has not been altered.

The application was put together assuming a larger budget than was finally awarded. Thus, not all programs will be initiated to the extent and breadth described in the application. Every attempt will be made to roll out all described programs, sometimes seeking alternative sources of funding.

Any questions can be directed to CCTSI's Principal Investigator and Director Ronald Sokol, MD or Administrative Director Tim Lockie.

CCTSI PI and Director

Ronald J. Sokol, MD
Ronald J. Sokol, MD

Principal Investigator and Director of the CCTSI, Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Research of the Department of Pediatrics
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