Common Metrics Initiative


  • Are you looking for a document that provides guidance for entering your annual data?

    Access the Common Metrics Step-by-Step Guide. This document provides hubs with step-by-step instructions for entering data and TTC Plans into Scorecard.

  • Would a checklist help you and your team stay on track with your annual data submission?

    Take a look at the Common Metrics Numeric and TTC Plan Checklist. Use this tool to help your team stay on track in meeting the data/TTC Plan reporting deadlines. Each of the activities are organized by metric.

  • The ICM Implementation and Data Report is Now Available!

    To view the report, log into the CLIC website and click on the Hub Report (in the bottom right corner of the page).  The report is available under the 2018 Reports tab. If you have any questions, please contact us at

  • Have questions regarding what data values need to be entered for your annual data submission?

    Review the Common Metrics Reporting Guidance. This tool assists hubs in identifying what data values and TTC Plans need to be entered into the Scorecard, including the appropriate performance measure for data entry.

  • CM Annual Data Submission – August 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.

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