Common Metrics Initiative


  • Common Metrics Session 03.05.2019

    Access the Common Metrics Session from the 2019 CTSA Spring Meeting by Clicking here.

  • Upcoming NEW RBA Tools Webinar!

    CLIC is hosting a webinar featuring the NEW RBA Tools.  Please join us on April 8th at 4 pm ET to examine and discuss these new tools and how they can aid in the creation of your TTC Plans. Register Here

  • Median Accrual Ratio Metric: Operational Guideline Now Available!

    Access the metric operational guideline and review the reporting requirements here.  The purpose of this metric is to estimate the current accrual ratio for clinical trials in order to enhance our ability to develop performance interventions that increase actual participant accrual into clinical trials within the planned time period. 

  • CM Implementation and Program Study

    The final report from the Tufts University CTSI on the Common Metrics Implementation Program and Evaluation Study is available here.

  • Upcoming CM Report Webinars

    CLIC is hosting two Common Metrics Reports-related webinars to provide an overview of the analysis process and a question and answer period. Click the dates to learn more and register for the date that is most convenient for you: March 18 @ 4pm ET or March 26 @ 12pm ET.

  • Multi-Year Common Metrics Reports Now Available!

    The Multi-Year Common Metrics Reports are now available! In order to access, hub PIs, Administrators and Evaluators need to login to their CLIC website accounts (login instructions can be found here). More specific instructions for accessing the reports were sent via email on January, 31. For questions, please contact the CLIC CM Team

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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