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NEW Update for Median Accrual Ratio metric is here!

Go to the MAR Metric Page to learn about the update, look at the available resources and then complete the participation survey with your MAR team by March 31, 2020.

If you have additional questions after reviewing these resources please Register for the Office Hour on Thursday, March 12th at 2 pm EST.

Have you heard about the Multi-Year Report Webinars?

These webinars will: explain analysis methodologies, facilitate interpretation of results, and assist hubs with internal discussions.

Register Now:  March 17th at 2 pm EST OR March 23rd at 3 pm EST


While the CTSA Program is charged with accelerating and improving clinical and translational science, the potential impact of the CTSA Program is only partially realized, to date.

In order to maximize the CTSA Program consortium’s impact, NCATS has implemented the Common Metrics Initiative (CMI). The CMI is based on the principles of the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework and is a collaborative process with the CTSA Program hubs used to develop, implement and report on specific metrics that are common across the consortium. The vision for NCATS' CMI is to use specific, common metrics to demonstrate and improve the impact of the CTSA Program. The CMI uses this set of metrics to help focus network and hub activities on making significant, measurable improvements in translational science and research, and workforce development. 

New to Common Metrics? Read the Implementation Guide.

Also, be sure to check out the CMI Data Governance & Guidelines.

QI Specialist
Schwartz, MPH
Quality Improvement Specialist
Schwan, MS
Senior Trainer / Coordinator

Common Metrics News & Events

  • CLIC News
    NEW Update for Median Accrual Ratio metric is here!
  • Event
    Median Accrual Ratio (MAR) Expanded Pilot Office Hour
  • Event
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    CM Multi Year Report Webinar