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Coordination, Communication, and Operations Support

The Coordination, Communication, and Operations Support (CCOS) Center provides coordinated, multidimensional support to the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, a network of more than 60 of the nation’s top biomedical research institutions – including the University of Rochester. The CTSA Program helps researchers work together to turn scientific discoveries into health improvements faster - and CCOS helps make that happen. 

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CCOS provides logistics support to for CTSA Program meetings and for groups that work collaboratively to advance the strategic goals of the CTSA Program. The coordination efforts provided by CCOS help to ensure insights are shared widely and effectively across the consortium.



CCOS collects, analyzes, and harmonizes operational data to conduct gap analyses and impact evaluations—while minimizing the burden on CTSA Program participants. Each year, the Center produces scientific program analyses, including a CTSA Program Strategic Annual Report and Gap Analysis Annual Report.



CCOS utilizes a public website, newsletters, social media accounts, and other digital communication strategies to disseminate news, events, publications, policies, standard operating procedures, tools, trainings, and more to inform CTSA Program participants and the general public about the significance of advancing clinical and translational research.



CCOS supports collaborative efforts to advance the strategic goals of the CTSA Program, identifies translational science gaps, and disseminates information on successes. The Center's innovative approaches to the collection, analysis, use, and dissemination of data that impact the CTSA Program help participants see data sharing as an asset rather than an obstacle.

CTSA Program Coordination History

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Prior to the launch of CCOS, the University of Rochester's Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC) coordinated the efforts of the CTSA Program. The CLIC became part of the UR CTSI in 2017 when the University of Rochester was awarded a $19 million CTSA Program coordinating center grant, which ended in June of 2023. Learn more about the grant.