Our Vision

The Trial Innovation Network is a new collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program and is composed of three key organizational partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TICs), and the Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC).

The vision for the Trial Innovation Network is to innovatively address critical roadblocks in clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence and collaboration and will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program. The Trial Innovation Network will feature a single IRB system, master contracting agreements, quality by design approaches, and a focus on evidence-based strategies to recruitment and patient engagement.

The goal of the Trial Innovation Network is to not only execute trials better, faster, and more cost-efficiently but, importantly, to be a national laboratory to study, understand and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials.

The investigators are currently building the key elements of the Trial Innovation Network. The goal is to start early projects as soon as possible and collaborate with other NIH Institutes and partners to launch clinical trials in 2017.


Trial Innovation Network Key Elements

upcoming events & news
Get the latest information about what’s going on in and around the Trial Innovation Network.
Proposal Assessment Team (PAT) Charter Executive Summary
Now Available: The Proposal Assessment Team (PAT) Charter Executive Summary summarizes the Trial Innovation Network Proposal Assessment Team processes, working practices, and guidelines for managing the review and assessment of proposals submitted to the Trial Innovation Network requesting a specific service(s) or consultations. For all resources related to the proposal submission process, please visit the Submitting A Trial Innovation Network Proposal page.  
CTSA Program Committee Meeting – 04.19.2017
Download slides from the CTSA Program Committee Meeting.
Early Vision for the CTSA Program Trial Innovation Network: A Perspective from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Read commentary published in the Clinical and Translational Science Journal.
Universal Consent

Universal consent is being discussed and implemented at many of the CTSA hubs.  Join this webinar to hear from colleagues about what has been implemented at their institutions including what is working well, issues to consider, and roadblocks to avoid. There will be time for discussion so come prepared to contribute!



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