A virtual national laboratory for reengineering clinical translational science

David M. Dilts, Daniel Rosenblum, William M. Trochim

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


Clinical research is burdened by inefficiencies and complexities, with a poor record of trial completion, none of which is desirable. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium, including more than 60 clinical research institutions, supports a unified national effort to become, in effect, a virtual national laboratory designed to identify, implement, evaluate, and extend process improvements across all parts of clinical research, from conception to completion. If adequately supported by academic health centers, industry, and funding agencies, the Consortium could become a test bed for improvements that can dramatically reduce wasteful complexity, thus increasing the likelihood of clinical trial completion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScience translational medicine
Issue number118
StatePublished - Jan 25 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'A virtual national laboratory for reengineering clinical translational science'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this