Tufts Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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Tufts CTSI’s Demonstrating and Disseminating Metrics-based Management for CTSAs project is disseminating and evaluating use of a data-driven decision making framework and software to support the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium. This project is currently providing training and coaching, based on the Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework, to support adoption of strategic management throughout the Consortium. Tufts CTSI will conduct a pilot test of the new Accrual Common Metric. The pilot test will assess the feasibility, quality and usability of the Accrual metric for collecting metric data and using it for strategic management. The testing will include: a) features of the Accrual metric and metric data, and b) features of accrual strategic management that might be expected to differ from previous common metrics or be unique to the Accrual metric. We expect the use of metric-based management will play a pivotal role in maximizing the Consortium’s impact on health and health care. Eight CTSA hubs have been selected to participate in the pilot test. These hubs will expend resources beyond what would be needed for metric implementation alone. As pilot test learnings will likely result in revisions or clarifications to the metrics and/or the OG, hubs participating in the pilot test will be iteratively revising or repeating their data collection and TTC planning activities. They will also be required to participate in additional activities to collect pilot test criterion data, including questionnaires and informant interviews. Therefore, each hub will be provided with funding, contingent on completion of the activities summarized in the Statement of Work.
Effective start/end date8/15/174/30/18


  • Tufts University: $22,531.00


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