Common Metrics Initiative

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
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All Common Metrics

The goal 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 consortium and hub activities on making significant, measurable improvements in translational science and research, and workforce development.

Common Metrics Reporting

CLIC provides CTSA Program hubs with the resources needed to report their annual Common Metrics data. Learn more about the CMI Data Governance.

Insights to Inspire

CLIC launched this program to disseminate actionable intelligence across the consortium to share lessons learned, foster innovation, and to encourage collaboration across the hubs. Key actionable strategies may be identified by hubs for implementation to improve specific areas of their programs.

Evaluator’s Group

This group meets every other month to provide ongoing support for evaluators across the consortium with a focus on cutting edge evaluation methods, evaluation expertise, and exploring cross-hub collaborations on topics relevant to translational science evaluation.

Latest Announcements

This webinar will outline changes to the 2020 data that hubs will need to submit for the Multi-Year Report.

Access to scientific data is essential for developing new treatments and prevention strategies. The intention has been to evolve the Informatics Common Metric over time.

CM-PRISM is the new Common Metrics data reporting software platform developed specifically for the CTSA Program hubs to enter their annual data and narratives. The new software platform is built in REDCap, which is familiar to many hubs and was chosen based on its flexibility to accommodate multiple users, provide continued growth as metrics evolve, and ease of data entry.

CLIC has scheduled two Introduction to CM-PRISM webinars. During these webinars, we will:

CLIC is pleased to announce that the Common Metrics Multi-Year Data Report: 2015-2019, is now available on our website. Approved hub personnel can view the report and the PowerPoint files. Access to these files is approved through your local CTSA Program website administrator. CTSA Program institutions are encouraged to share and discuss their Multi-Year Reports with their leadership teams as well as their NCATS Program Director. Post-report release webinars are scheduled for Thursday, March 18th at 2 pm ET and Monday, March 29th at 3 pm ET.


The CMI webpage is open to all funded CTSA Program hubs

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QI Specialist
Schwartz, MPH
Quality Improvement Specialist