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CM Annual Data Submission - Aug 30, 2019

The Annual Common Metrics reporting deadline is August 30th. Please submit your numeric data and TTC Plans for the IRB, Pilot, and Careers metrics. TTC Plan for the Informatics metric is also due on August 30th. Please visit the Common Metrics Reporting page to access new RBA and Scorecard tools. If you have questions, please contact us at

While the CTSA Program is charged with accelerating and improving clinical and translational science, the potential impact of the CTSA Program is only partially realized, to date.

In order to maximize the CTSA Program consortium’s impact, NCATS has implemented the Common Metrics Initiative (CMI). The CMI is based on the principles of the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework and is a collaborative process with the CTSA Program hubs used to develop, implement and report on specific metrics that are common across the consortium. The vision for NCATS' CMI is to use specific, common metrics to demonstrate and improve the impact of the CTSA Program. The CMI uses this set of metrics to help focus network and hub activities on making significant, measurable improvements in translational science and research, and workforce development. 

New to Common Metrics? Read the Implementation Guide.

Also, be sure to check out the CMI Data Governance & Guidelines.

QI Specialist
Schwartz, MPH
Quality Improvements Specialist
Schwan, MS
Senior Trainer / Coordinator

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