Scope, Influence, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Publication Portfolio of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program From 2006 Through 2017

A team of evaluators from three different CTSA hubs have used complementary bibliometric approaches to assess the scope, influence, and interdisciplinary collaboration of publications supported by single CTSA hubs and those supported by multiple hubs. Authors identified articles acknowledging CTSA support and assessed the disciplinary scope of research areas represented in that publication portfolio. This study characterizes the CTSA consortium’s contributions to clinical and translational science, identifies content areas of strength, and provides evidence for the success of multihub collaborations. The team of authors are: Nicole Llewellyn1, Dorothy R. Carter2, Deborah DiazGranados3,4, Clara Pelfrey5, Latrice Rollins6, Eric J. Nehl7. 

1 Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, Emory University School of Medicine
2 Georgia CTSA
3 School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
4 Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, VCU
5 Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, CWRU
6 Georgia CTSA 
7 Georgia CTSA