All BU-CTSI partners and affiliates are members of the BU-CTSI Strategic Executive Committee, which develops CTSI policy. The Committee ensures that the resources and needs of all CTSA institutions are considered during the decision-making process, leading to optimal collaboration in and contributions from the translational science network. It also ensures communication at the highest levels among our partners and affiliates.

CTSI has developed an organizational structure that creates a clear division of effort and lines of responsibility without building silos that impede communication and coordination. In addition, our lines of communication are bi-directional. Strategic goals and priorities come “down” from NCATS, the national CTSA network, our Strategic Executive Committee, and our BU CTSI Director. At the same time, ideas for program implementation and new initiatives are able to “flow up” from leaders, staff, and scholars.