Overview of the Common Metrics Initiative
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) leads the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Program. 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 Consortium’s impact, NCATS is implementing the Common Metrics Initiative, which employs a set of common metrics for use in collaborative management and is based on the principles of Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework. The Common Metrics Initiative uses this set of common metrics to help focus network and hub activities on making significant, measurable improvements in research translation and workforce development.
Guide - The purpose of this is to provide an overview of the processes and procedures for successful implementation of the CTSA Program Common Metrics Initiative at your CTSA hub.
Training materials - Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Framework
At the beginning of the Common Metrics Initiative, Hubs participated in RBA training, and those webinars were recorded by Tufts CTSI. These recorded webinars were broken into units that correspond to the training sessions. We recommend you complete at least the first session in the series.
Final Kickoff Call
Training materials - Clear Impact Scorecard platform
A Scorecard is a communication tool using both quantitative and qualitative information to tell a story. Each Common Metric Scorecard has a set of performance measures and/or strategies associated with a hub, one or more programs or areas of activity within a hub, or a strategy or set of strategies being implemented by a hub to turn the curve of a performance measure.