Common Metrics

It’s relatively simple: you can’t fix something that you don’t know is broken. In many ways, that’s the ideology behind the Common Metrics Initiative – help CTSA Program hubs gather and evaluate data that not only illuminates strengths, but also areas for improvement pertaining to a set of key translational science-related metrics.


The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program is charged with accelerating and improving clinical and translational science – however, the potential impact of the program is, at times, difficult to illustrate. In an effort to help evaluate and highlight how the program can directly affect and improve public health outcomes, the CTSA Program implemented the Common Metrics Initiative.

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