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ACTS’s Special Interest Groups (SIGS) will enhance your involvement in ACTS and expand your career network. SIGs offer opportunities to increase your leadership skills, help identify new trends and topics for the annual Translational Science meeting, and simply meet other ACTS members with similar interests and areas of specialization. SIGs are open to any active member of ACTS*, so form a SIG today!

*An active member is either a dues paying individual member or an individually registered scientist from a member institution.

SIGS Purposes - SIGS will:

  • Utilize the unique abilities/resources that exist in forming these SIGs and to promote and develop their contributions to ACTS and translational sciences as a whole
  • Ensure the expertise and resources within ACTS’s SIGS are being translated to the general membership
  • Develop leadership opportunities within the SIGS
  • Further increase ACTS value to SIGS members and the clinical and translational science field

SIGS Goals – SIGS will:

  • Provide a sense of community around designated areas of interest and education to the general ACTS membership on value, uniqueness and trends of each specific area of interest
  • Contribute to the ACTS Strategic Plan
  • Act in an advisory/consultative capacity to the Board of Directors and committees as needed
  • Be recognized as a benefit of ACTS membership
  • Create volunteer opportunities for members to engage with ACTS

How to form a SIG with ACTS:

  • Application form
  • Return completed form to
  • ACTS Membership Chair will review SIG application form and present to ACTS Board for review
  • ACTS Board will vote to approve the SIG formation
  • Membership Committee Chair will notify the SIG Chair of ACTS Board’s decision
  • Please note that the application process will take 6-8 weeks to complete and will depend on the timing of your submission as well as the time of the next scheduled board call.

Instructions for Online SIG Communities:

  • With the formation of your SIG, you will have an online community created specifically for you group.
  • This community enables you to share files, post threads, create a discussion forum, among other features.
  • You will need to log into your profile to access this community.
  • Instructions for how to use the SIG Online Communities.

If you have any questions about the SIG process please call ACTS at (202) 367-1119 or email

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