CLIC Distributed Surveys

The CTSA Program supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally. Surveys are one way to efficiently conduct research and collect pertinent information. The purpose of a survey may be to uncover answers, evoke discussion, discover resources, guide decision-making and/or to compare results.

In order to maintain the current level of high quality research supported by the program, there’s a need for clear and controlled processes for survey deployment and archival. For CTSA Program members or hubs interested in creating and/or distributing a survey, please reach out to with any questions.

For further guidance on creating and distributing surveys, please review the CTSA Program Process Guidance for Surveys document.

These surveys fall under the NCATS Policy for Surveys and the NCATS PO (Erica Rosemond) has approved that these surveys answer "Yes" to the following two questions. Thus the program is conducting NIH research and will be considered exempt from the Paperwork Reduction Act approval requirements as outlined by the 21st Century Cures Act:

  • 1) Will the program analyze the project outcomes in a systematic way?
  • 2) Will the program publicize the results of your systematic analyses?

A list of all current and past instruments created and distributed by CLIC as of April 1, 2019 can be found here.

The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) distributed the first Common Metrics Hub Reports on August 24, 2018 based on the 2016 data for the 3 metrics: Median IRB Review Duration, Pilot Funding Publications, and Careers in Clinical and Translational Research. Reports to the hubs...



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Common Metrics

In an effort to guide CLIC communications strategies, CLIC created and distributed an online survey to elicit feedback from CTSA Program hub communicators about what they’re doing to promote their hub’s news and messages, and what challenges they’re facing. Questions addressed what tactics hub communicators currently employ and what they find...



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CLIC Communications

The purpose of this survey was to gather contact information from CTSA Program initiative representatives from the hubs who are currently being funded or have been funded and are still participating in the CTSA Program Domain Task Forces (DTF) and/or Common Metrics Initiative (CMI). This information will facilitate the ability of the...



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At the direction of NCATS and the CTSA Program Consortium Steering Committee, CLIC performed an online survey to elicit feedback on the "CTSA Program pods." Questions addressed the current pod call structure and value of the pod calls, what has been working well, what could be improved, and recommendations for changing or improving...



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Steering Committee

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