Center for Clinical and Translational Science (NIH)

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The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium is funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The CTSA consortium aims to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research. This consortium includes 46 medical research institutions located throughout the nation. When fully implemented by 2012, about 60 institutions will be linked together to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science. UIC received a CTSA award in 2009 to establish Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS). The UIC CCTS has six research service cores: Biomedical Informatics; Clinical Interface (includes Clinical Research Center); Community Engagement and Research; Design and Analysis; Regulatory Support and Advocacy; and Translational Technologies and Resources. The Evaluation and Tracking program within CCTS is focused on the utilization, quality, and productivity of our activities. Feedback from CCTS investigators, along with long-term parameters of quality and productivity, such as the number of publications emanating from and the number of extramural grants awarded to CCTS supported projects, will be tracked. Data collection and analysis systems will be constructed so that the CCTS will be able to document success or failure of all programmatic activities, including the potential causes or reasons for success or failure. These will be used in shaping our internal processes as well as in continuous feedback to the CCTS Leadership and all Core Directors.

For more information please see the following sites:

Evaluation and Tracking Team Products


CCTS dashboard


Papers & presentations:

Kyungwoo Kim and Eric W. Welch

Presented at the Fourth Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Northwestern University, June 25, 2013

Mary K. Feeney, Tim P. Johnson, and Eric W. Welch