New Member Guide

Welcome!

We are delighted to have you on board as a member of the overarching CTSA Program. One of the objectives of the program is to promote collaboration and communication to address translational challenges that no one team can overcome in isolation. We hope our role as the program’s coordinating center will help encourage that. 

Below is a list of actions that will help you become familiarized with our site and the resources available to you through CLIC. If you would like to request a PDF copy of our on-boarding document or have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to us.

Best,

Martin & Deborah signature

Martin Zand & Deborah Ossip, CLIC co-directors

Getting Started with CLIC

1. Create an account

Creating an account is a simple, one-time process. To begin, select "Log in" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Login and account creation use the same process. Please be sure to complete your account profile and encourage your team to do so as well. Any questions can be directed to help@clic-ctsa.org.

  • 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.

2. Learn about CLIC

Learn more about CLIC and the services we provide, as well as meet the team.

3. Learn about the hub directory

Browse the hub directory to familiarize yourself with other CTSA Program institutions and their representatives. If you are a representative for your hub, work with your hub administrator to be added to the page.

  • 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.

4. Get involved

Participate by joining groups, such as the Enterprise Committees, Consortium Groups, or Working Groups.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

5. Share content

Share content such as news, events, opportunities, and other content with the CTSA Program.

  • 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.

Getting the most out of CLIC

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the CLIC website, it’s time to start taking advantage of everything our online portal can offer to help you, your hub, and all the other members of the CTSA Program advance translational science.

Through the CLIC website you can:

CTSA Program Webinar

Watch the monthly CTSA Program Webinar

Governance, Guidelines & Policies

Review the CTSA Program Governance, Guidelines & Policies

Common Metrics Initiative

Learn about the Common Metrics Initiative and discover strategies implemented by other hubs to improve upon the different metrics. To find out more about the Insights to Inspire program check out the video below.

Education

Propel your career by learning new skills through the CLIC Educational Clearinghouse or by exploring new career opportunities or sabbatical opportunities

  • 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.

Collaboration Opportunities

Explore collaboration opportunities, such as Un-Meetings and Synergy Papers.

Suggestion Box

Use the Suggestion Box to suggest topics of interest for discussion at CTSA Program Meetings, Steering Committee Meetings, CTSA Program Webinars, or Consortium Activities

Surveys

View past surveys completed by members of the CTSA Program

Discussion Forums

Engage with others in focused conversations on high priority areas in clinical and translational science with the NCATS Discussion Forums.

Newsletters

Subscribe or manage your membership to newsletters through your account page

  • CTSA Ansible - a once-monthly newsletter with high-level program updates

  • CLIC News Roundup - bi-monthly newsletter focused on news from around the consortium

  • NCATS E-Newsletter - a monthly issue about the Center’s latest research news, announcements, funding opportunities, program accomplishments, and events

Social Media

Connect with us on social media

  • Both NCATS and CLIC have Twitter handles – follow for the latest CTSA Program updates

  • Check out what is happening in the consortium on the CTSA Program list on Twitter

Connect

Connect with other members of the consortium through their contact form

Have questions? Check out the CLIC FAQ page and the CLIC Library. Can't find the answer you are looking for? We are happy to help. Please use our Contact form or email us at help@clic-ctsa.org.