2017.09.08 CTSA Program Update
CTSA PROGRAM UPDATE
September 8, 2017
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CTSA CENTRAL WEBSITE
A joint letter from Redonna Chandler (NCATS) and Harry Selker (Tufts University) was circulated to the CTSA Program community with an update on the Common Metrics Initiative transition from Tufts University to the CTSA Program coordinating center, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). Please see the letter for more information!
Questions? Contact Redonna Chandler.
ACCRUAL METRIC PILOT TEST
The pilot test is underway and participating hubs are identifying Accrual Metric data sources and beginning data collection. The pilot test will run until early December. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR ENTERING 2016 COMMON METRICS VALUES AND UPDATING TURN-THE-CURVE PLANS
Thank you to all CTSA Program hubs who have entered their 2016 Common Metric values and updated their Turn-the-Curve (TTC) plans for the first three metrics: Careers in Clinical and Translational Research, IRB Duration, and Pilot Funding and Publications. If you have not yet entered all of the metric values or updated your TTC plans, please send your projected completion date to the helpdesk.
Questions? Contact Samantha Jonson.
FALL CTSA PROGRAM MEETING
UPDATE ON MEETING AGENDA
Meeting Date: October 26, 2017, from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. For more information and to register, click here!
Feedback was solicited from the CTSA Program hubs for meeting topics (found on ctsacentral.org and here). Based on this feedback the CTSA Program Steering Committee has prioritized topics and set the agenda. Download the draft agenda by clicking here.
The overarching goal of the meeting is to enhance bi-directional communication between NCATS and the CTSA Program Consortium members. There will be a session in the morning for U, K and T PIs to work together with NCATS on collaboratively solving challenges and identifying opportunities. The planning committee is in the process of receiving additional feedback from the PIs in identifying priority topics for this session. Please stay tuned!
Questions? Contact Redonna Chandler.
OPPORTUNITY TO HELP ENHANCE THE NEXT CTSA PROGRAM SOLICITATION
NCATS is preparing to re-issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-15-304: Clinical and Translational Science Award U54, which expires on May 26, 2018, and will be soliciting feedback from all of our stakeholders. To ensure a collaborative and transparent process, we are seeking input on future PI and SC Calls, as well as, through written feedback and at the Fall Program Meeting.
CONSENT PROJECT UPDATE
The CTSA Program Consent Group is conducting a landscape analysis of broad consenting policies and practices at the CTSA Program hubs. All CTSA Program corresponding PIs have received a request to participate and we have received responses from most institutions. If you have not yet responded, we hope you will consider sharing your institution’s experiences related to broad consent. Please note that even if your institution does not currently have ongoing activities in this area, the Consent Group still needs to hear from you to gain a complete landscape assessment. We hope to ensure that future CTSA Program network activities around broad consent, informed by input from you and your institution, are generalizable and applicable across all academic medical institutions. The survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete, and you may also deputize colleagues at your institution to contribute information to the survey.
Questions or need to have the link to the survey resent? Contact Kathleen Brady or Paul Harris.
Upcoming NCATS Events
|CTSA Program Steering Committee Webinar||9/11, 11/13, 12/11/2017
Second Monday of the month;
2:30 – 4 p.m. ET
|CTSA Program PI Webinar||9/27, 11/22, 12/27/2017
Fourth Wednesday of the month;
2 – 3 p.m. ET
|European Reference Network on Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) Webinar||9/13/2017
10 – 11 a.m. ET
|CLOSED: CTSA Program Steering Committee In-Person Meeting||10/25/2017||Washington, D.C.|
|CTSA Program Meeting||10/26/2017||Washington, D.C.|
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