Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration

Our mission is to serve the CTSA Program through stakeholder-engaged activities. CLIC accelerates and demonstrates the impact of the CTSA Program through coordination, transparent communication, team science, actionable metrics, analytics and innovative collaboration tools. Learn More »

Latest Announcements

New Year, New Ansible
The CTSA Ansible will be introducing a new look and content categories at a new date and time in February.
Reminder: How to Register for 2022 CTSA Program Webinars
Register for the next CTSA Program Webinar, taking place January 26th from 2-3 pm ET
Un-Meeting Registration Now Open!
Join CLIC on February 10th from 11 AM - 3:30 PM ET for our 2022 spring Un-Meeting, "Climate Change and Human Health (C2H2): Through a Translational Science Lens."

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CLIC Provides

Stakeholder-Engaged Research Impact Evaluation and Resources

Over the past four years the CLIC has created, validated, and implemented a process we are now calling the Stakeholder-Engaged Research Impact Evaluation (SERIE) resource to assess, quantify and communicate the impact of the CTSA Program. SERIE engages multiple stakeholders to define potential impacts and measure them using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Real-world impacts of the CTSA Program are then communicated from a stakeholder perspective. Learn more about SERIE

Stakeholder Engagement

Established to execute the recommendations of the NCATS Advisory Council Working Group, focusing on both the short and long-term with the goal to enable translational science and provide patients with access to treatment more quickly. The Groups provide a structure that fosters communication and collaboration at all levels where measurable objectives of the strategic goals of the CTSA Program can be undertaken involving an Inclusive process where all CTSA Program hubs can participate and have access.

We are looking for new and supporting current programs across this continuum to enhance the vitality of the CTSA Program. Our novel initiatives include supporting cross-network translational research “synergy papers” where we solicit, coordinate, and provide support for cross-network teams to develop manuscripts that address topics of high relevance to translational science. Our synergy paper initiative is coupled to our Un-Meeting program where we both host and sponsor this innovative meeting whose goal is to develop “water cooler” conversations to actionable ideas.

Evaluation and Communication of Impact

The Common Metrics Initiative leverages the harmonized vision by cultivating a sense of community through collaborative calls and meetings, as well as team-focused technical support for the advancement of the CTSA Program

CLIC works to communicate the impact of translational research by highlighting the contributions of the hubs and by convening a group of communicators to share best practices and ideas.

The Survey Team leverages the harmonized vision by supporting dynamic ecosystems and a connected collaborative consortium through survey development and implementation support services, participation in collaborative calls and meetings, and via team-focused technical support for survey and evaluation initiatives in service of the advancement of the CTSA Program.

Education and Resources

The CLIC Research Education Team mission is to empower and support a CTSA cooperative learning and training community that is inclusive and collaborative, facilitating and amplifying opportunities for the sharing of learning resources consortium-wide. We accomplish this through ongoing direct engagement with CTSA Program hubs, enterprise committees, working groups and individuals.