The concept of the translational workforce is an important one and plays a prominent role in the work and communication of CTS Program hubs, NCATS, and beyond. However, a defined list of translational workforce roles in CTS did not exist. This project aimed to better define the specific roles included in the translational workforce, establish a set of personas to reflect those roles, construct a portfolio of these persona profiles, and disseminate broadly to the CTSA program and to the CD2H for use in development of use cases, communications, training materials, and more.
This project encompassed and described the diversity of roles in the clinical and translational science ecosystem. By identifying CTS roles, establishing a persona to represent each role, and providing each persona with a profile, one can document the needs, motivations, goals, and pain points in CTS roles that are used to inform software development, use cases, teaching materials, and more for the CTSA community.