CLIC Library

The CLIC Library is your go-to spot to find resources created by CLIC. It is the home for the CLIC Virtual Tour videos. For other resources created by the consortium, please visit the Resources page.

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Common Metrics Initiative: Insights to Inspire Story Submission & Accessing CMI Recorded Webinars
About

The Insights to Inspire (I2I) disseminates lessons learned and strategies implemented to improve on a given Common Metric. The insights gained may inspire hubs to use this actionable intelligence to facilitate local change.

The Common Metrics team schedules a number of webinars and office hours throughout the year. This webinar page provides access to the content to all in the consortium.

Value to Hubs

The ideas learned through the Insights to Inspire program provides an opportunity for a stronger quality improvement written plan to move the needle on the metrics. It is also intended to foster cross-collaboration among hubs.

The availability of the recordings provides consortium members the flexibility to listen to the content at a different time that is most convenient and/or listen to it again.
 

How-to

Visit the Insights to Inspire page to read the current I2I blogs. Submit your hub story by clicking on the 'Share your Insights' button.
 
The Common Metrics Webinars page will give you a listing of the recorded webinars and office hours. To access, you will need to be logged into the CLIC website. You can search by topic or year. Once on you have clicked on a topic, you will have access the presentation slide deck, the meeting recording, and if applicable, meeting agenda.
 

    Education & Career Development Gateway
    About

    The CLIC Education & Career Development Gateway has been developed to empower and support a CTSA cooperative learning and training community that is inclusive and collaborative, facilitating and amplifying opportunities for the sharing of learning resources consortium-wide.

    The Gateway currently consists of four parts:

    Value to Hubs

    CTSA Programs Hubs can engage with the translational science education community through the CLIC Education & Career Development Gateway.

    How-to

    To share educational resources or opportunities, users can select the "Share Content" link in the top right of the page after logging in. On the "Add Content" page, users will find the various submission forms for the different types of content. After completion of the appropriate submission form, users can expect to see their content published to the correct section on the CLIC website within 2 business days once it is approved.

    How to Join a Discussion Forum

    Discussion Forums are similar to predecessor unstructured group formats, think Key Function Committees. They were established to allow self aggregating teams to gather for in-depth discussion of translational science topics. Each forum sets its own goals and timelines; one of those potential goals could be to develop plans for projects that fill identified gaps and/or further the program objectives through a CTSA Program Working Group proposal. Other forums may decide to collaborate on an RFI response, or comparison of platforms, best practices etc.

    To facilitate the formation and maintenance of these forums, NCATS is giving each one use of its secure federated cloud environment and Google toolbox hosted on the NCATS G-Suite.

    CTSA Program Groups Overview
    About

    CTSA Program Groups were established to execute the recommendations of the NCATS Advisory Council Working Group on the IOM Report on the CTSA Program. The CTSA Program Groups are made up of Consortium Groups, Enterprise Committees, Working Groups and Discussion Forums.

    Value to Hubs

    CTSA Program Groups allow hubs to discuss goals, innovative ideas and facilitate best practices for the consortium on specific key topic areas.

    How-to

    To learn about the different CTSA Program Groups, select “Groups” in the menu bar then select “About”. To learn more about a specific group type and see a list of current groups, select the group type title.

    Additional Resources

    For more information on CTSA Program Groups, please review that Guidance For CTSA Program Groups.

    How to Join a Group & Identify EC Voting Members
    About

    The different types of CTSA Program Groups have different objectives as well as different membership requirements. Each CTSA Program hub is allowed to have one voting representative on the Enterprise Committee. This member is appointed by the hub PI and is the primary point of contact for their hub for all matters relating to their specific Enterprise Committee.

    Value to Hubs

    Hubs can engage with the consortium by having representatives from key topic areas participate in the CTSA Program Groups.

    How-to

    To join a CTSA Program Group, log into the CLIC website. If you are unsure of what type of group you would like to join, visit the About CTSA Program Groups page to learn about the different types. Select the type of group you would like to join. Browse the list of active groups. Select the group name. For Consortium Groups, use the contact email listed to ask about membership. For Enterprise Committees and Working Groups, look for the Request to Join link under the group title. For Discussion Forums, select the forum you would like to join and then follow the steps to log into the NCATS Google Suite.  

    Additional Resources

    For more information on CTSA Program Groups, please review that Guidance For CTSA Program Groups.

    Discussion Forums are hosted on NCATS Google Suite and require a separate log in and registration. For more information, visit the Discussion Forums page.

    How to Submit a Working Group Proposal
    About

    The process for creating Working Groups was modified starting in January, 2020. Hub members can create a Working Group Application to submit to the CTSA Program Steering Committee for review. There are three application cycles per year, pending resource ability.

    Value to Hubs

    Hubs can engage with the consortium by submitting a Working Group application that is aimed at considering and developing solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue affecting their hub and the broader CTSA Program.  

    How-to

    After logging in to the CLIC website, select “Groups” in the menu bar and then select “Working Groups”. That will take them to the Working Groups page with the list of the current Working Groups. Once on the Working Groups page, they can select “Working Group Proposal Submissions” link in the “Group Application” description to access more information on how to submit a Working Group Proposal and to access the application. All required fields of the application must be completed for the proposal to be considered. To see examples of previously approved applications, you can look at the current Working Group pages.

    Additional Information

    For more information on CTSA Program Working Groups, please review the Guidance For CTSA Program Groups.

    Account Creation
    About

    Creating an account on CLIC provides users with the ability to:

    Value to Hubs

    CTSA Program Hubs with engaged users have more opportunities for collaboration and communication with the nationwide translational science community. Program Hubs have the ability to identify voting members, but only if the member has created an account.

    How-to

    From the CLIC Homepage, new users can select "Log in" on the top right of the page. Users have the option of using their institutional login (recommended), LinkedIn, or Google. After this, selecting "My Account" in the top right of the page provides users with the opportunity to edit their profile to complete the account creation process. To edit your account, select the "Edit" tab. Fill in any required information as well as any additional information you would like to share. Press "Save" when you have completed the process.

    Additional Resources

    Check out the New Member Guide and CLIC FAQs pages for more information.

    Staying up-to-date on the CTSA Program via News and Twitter
    About

    How to connect with CLIC and get the most up to date information about the CTSA Program from Twitter, the CLIC site and from newsletters. The two newsletters you can subscribe to are the CLIC News Roundup and the CTSA Ansible. The Roundup is a bi-monthly digest that includes CLIC Updates and highlights from around the CTSA Consortium. The Ansible is the monthly newsletter for the CTSA Program. It includes a message from Dr. Mike Kurilla, NCATS Director of Clinical Innovation, called "Mike's Blog".

    Value to Hubs

    Stay informed about things happening the CTSA Program and relevant clinical and translational news and discoveries.

    How-to

    For updates via Twitter, navigate to the bottom of the CLIC website and use the link to Follow CLIC or Follow NCATS links. To find news from CLIC or from CTSA Program hubs, select News & Events from the menu bar. Manage your newsletter subscriptions from your account page. You can also subscribe from the News page.

    Additional Information

    For information on how to share your news with the consortium, check out the "Sharing Your Content" video. CLIC's Twitter handle is @CLIC_CTSA.

    Sharing Content
    About

    CTSA Program Hubs are able to share content to a greater audience on the CLIC website. Currently, the following types of content can be shared through CLIC:

    • News
    • Events
    • Educational Resources
    • Career Opportunities
    Value to Hubs

    CTSA Program Hubs can amplify the reach of their news, events, educational resources, and career opportunities. Sharing content helps promote collaboration within and beyond the translational science community.

    How-to

    After logging into the CLIC website, users can select the "Share Content" link in the top right of the page. On the "Add Content" page, users will find the various submission forms for the different types of content. After completion of the appropriate submission form, users can expect to see their content published to the correct section on the CLIC website within 2 business days once it is approved.

      Additional Resources

      Submitted Content can be found on the following pages:

      CTSA Program Hub Directory - Updating Your Hub Page
      About

      The CTSA Program Hub Directory is a map and listing of hubs by funded year. Information from the CTSA Program Hub Directory is derived from NIH RePORTER. Each hub page is self-managed by the hub, where permissions have been granted to the hub Administrator. The purpose of this page is to allow others to easily find contacts at other hubs by browsing the Representatives section.

      Value to Hubs

      CTSA Program institutions will use their hub page to list representatives as well as select their voting members for the Enterprise Committees.

      How-to

      Visit the CTSA Program Hub Directory. You can use the map or the table to select a hub. Select a Fiscal Year to adjust the map. Select a hub. From the hub page, you can view the Contact PI Organization (this is the organization listed in NIH RePORTER) as well as other organizations that are part of the hub. View the Mission Statement, location and hub representatives.

      Additional Information

      For information on how to update a hub page, please check out the "Updating Your Hub Page" training.

      CTSA Program Hub Directory Overview
      About

      The CTSA Program Hub Directory is a map and listing of hubs by funded year. Information from the CTSA Program Hub Directory is derived from NIH RePORTER. Each hub page is self-managed by the hub, where permissions have been granted to the hub Administrator. The purpose of this page is to allow others to easily find contacts at other hubs by browsing the Representatives section.

      Value to Hubs

      Learn about other hubs in the CTSA Program and easily find representatives or potential collaborators from other hubs. View a hub's mission and what organizations make up a hub.

      How-to

      Visit the CTSA Program Hub Directory. You can use the map or the table to select a hub. Select a Fiscal Year to adjust the map. Select a hub. From the hub page, you can view the Contact PI Organization (this is the organization listed in NIH RePORTER) as well as other organizations that are part of the hub. View the Mission Statement, location and hub representatives.

      Additional Information

      For information on how to update a hub page, please check out the "Updating Your Hub Page" training.

      CLIC Un-Meeting Visual Event Guide

      CLIC developed introductory video on planning and hosting an Un-Meeting features footage from the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Translational Science Un-Meeting in Rochester, NY in June, 2019.

      Using Tags
      About

      Tags are typically one word (but sometimes up to three words) that describes information on a document, or web page. Tags provide details about an item and make it easy to locate related items that have the same tag. Tags on the CLIC site do not use the hashtag symbol (#) and have a purple background with white text.

      Value to Hubs

      Tags can help a hub's submitted content stand out and be found more easily. Tags can also help you find users with similar interests or potential new collaborators.

      How-to

      Clicking on a tag will take you to a page with all content associated with that tag. Find all events, news, opportunities, educational content, surveys and groups that use that tag. Also, any users with that tag associated will be listed in the right column. You can also search for a tag in the site search bar in the navigation menu on the left hand side.

      When viewing content with tags, you can easily find other content with shared tags in the "Recent Related Content" list in the right column.

      To add tags, look for the Tags field on your Account page or on the Share Content page. Add one tag per line. As you type, you will see tags that match. You can use an existing tag, or create a new tag.

      Additional Information

      For information on how to add tags, please check out the "Sharing your content" training.