SPIRiT Consortium

Founded on mutual interest rather than geographic proximity, the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Consortium links six CTSAs together to jointly develop innovative resources to support effective translational research. Consortium goals include promoting a sharing infrastructure for research data, tools, resources, and bio-specimens; establishing a network of scientists and supporting their collaborative research; and enabling inter-institutional collaborations among key CTSA functions such as career development, pilot funding, and regulatory support. In addition to its initial efforts focusing on informatics-based projects like tissue-banking and data sharing, SPIRiT provides opportunities for sites to share best practices, such as those related to education and training, research participant recruitment, and research management.


  • University of Pittsburgh*
  • Yale University*
  • University of Pennsylvania*
  • Johns Hopkins University*
  • University of Chicago*
  • Washington University in St. Louis*
* CTSA Institution