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.

For a description of the organization and key elements of the Trial Innovation Network, please see the Key Terminology and Definitions.


upcoming events & news
Get the latest information about what’s going on in and around the Trial Innovation Network.
CTSA Hub Liaison Team Meeting 2.15.2017
Download slides from CTSA Hub Liaison Team Meeting.
Call To Action – Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Teams
The Trial Innovation Network will be initiating services and consultations in early February resulting from proposals submitted during the pilot phase. As these projects get underway, the Hub Liaison Teams will have an important role in executing key services. Learn more about the list of resources that have been developed, next steps, and timelines for completion.  
Trial Innovation Network Launches 21 Network Projects
The Trial innovation Network has completed the Pilot Phase and as a result will launch 21 Network projects. These 21 projects were awarded services and/or initial consultations. Read More.
Measuring the Impact of (and improving) Recruitment Efforts

In this webinar, we will discuss our CCTS’s approach to recruitment consultation for clinical translational studies, and describe the tools and approaches we employ to track and improve accrual efforts.

Social Determinants of Health-Seeking Behavior: A Plausible Model to increase racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in clinical studies?

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges in engaging underrepresented populations in clinical studies and how understating the social/cultural/environmental context (social determinants of health) of these individuals could benefit our efforts in clinical study accrual.