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.


upcoming events & news
Get the latest information about what’s going on in and around the Trial Innovation Network.
CTSA Hub Liaison Team Meeting 3.7.2017
Download slides from the CTSA Hub Liaison Team Meeting.
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.
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.  
Ebook presentation: Tools and Considerations for Recruitment at NYU

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the CTSA Recruitment & Retention Working Group.

Successful recruitment starts with determining the who, where, when and how of recruitment streams. The newly launched NYU-CTSI Recruitment eBook, “Tools and Considerations for Recruitment into Clinical Trials and Health Research” addresses many important questions in recruitment planning such as, where potential participants will be screened, how best to approach potential participants, and considerations for the cohort’s condition, ethnicity, race, and age-related factors.

Novel Research Recruitment Strategies

This webinar will compare novel and traditional recruitment strategies for community-based studies. We will discuss online advertisements, recruitment websites, and A/B testing tools for modern-day recruitment.

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!