We believe that the quality and efficiency of all phases of the clinical and translational research (CTR) process can potentially be increased by using digital practices and tools in open and networked contexts. However, most CT researchers lack the training to take advantage of the benefits that the Internet and the social Web provide. Standardized training in digital practices and tools (Digital Scholarship) to conduct CTR has not been formalized through structured curriculum, learning approaches, and evaluation. Our overall goal is to develop a robust curriculum to train CTR researchers in digital scholarship. Here we present preliminary data from a qualitative study that describes the range of key stakeholders’ perspectives on the need to: (A) formalize educational efforts in digital scholarship among CTR trainees; and (B) develop an educational framework that defines core competencies, methods, and evaluation methods. What we learned so far in a nutshell: 1. There was consistent support for a structured program to train CTR scientists to develop competency in digital research practices and approaches. 2. Participants considered all existing CTR and additional suggested competency areas relevant. 3. New training areas suggested by participants: network analysis, citizen science, crowdsourcing, machine learning, digital health training, computing, data management and licensing, among others. 4. A education program focused on digital scholarship should include a step-wise approach to meet different research and training goals. allowing attendees to increase their awareness through flexible online learning modules and lectures as well as specialized in-person and hands-on experience, also including consultations, coaching, and networking. 4. The development of a clear definition for “digital scholarship” in the context of CTR, program goals and evaluation metrics represents challenges that require further exploration. 5. Next steps: To establish consensus among the focus groups attendees regarding necessary components of a CTR-focused curriculum through a follow-up questionnaire. Presented at Translational Science 2018 conference in Washington, DC on April 20, 2018.