The SPIRiT (Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation) Consortium is a partnership between Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sites including the following:
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Pittsburgh
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Yale University
This group was assembled in support of a primary focus of the CTSA program which is to foster collaborations across the member institutions to develop high impact research.
The investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project. Although the participating investigators may have collaborated in the past, the research project proposed must be novel and not part of an ongoing project. In other words, the proposed research must represent a new collaboration between investigators from at least two (2) SPIRiT sites OR a new project conducted by existing collaborators from at least two (2) SPIRiT sites. Proposed projects may address any aspect of clinical and translational science.
All Principal Investigators from the WU SPIRiT site must be members of the ICTS. Member eligibility information and registration are available at www.icts.wustl.edu/icts-researchers/membership.
The principal investigator from each individual SPIRiT institution may request up to $25,000 in direct costs from her/his institution for research efforts to be conducted at that institution over a one (1) year period. For example, a project that is being proposed by a team of investigators from three (3) SPIRiT sites can request up to $25,000 from each participating site for a total of $75,000 in direct costs. Monies will not be transferred from one institution to another. Additional budgetary restrictions may apply, as determined by policies and procedures at the individual participating SPIRiT institutions.