Common Metrics website resources are now available at the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) website.

CTSA Program hubs can contact CLIC for technical assistance at or phone 585-276-6243.

New to the Common Metrics Initiative?

We recommend you review the Implementation Guide (PDF) and the Common Metrics and Results-Based Accountability training webinars below.

Implementation Guide

This guide (PDF) provides a helpful overview of Common Metrics Initiative Implementation at a CTSA Program Hub. Also included are guides to the Clear Impact Scorecard and constructing Cause and Effect Diagrams and Process Maps.

Common Metrics Training Session

This webinar (mp4) describes the Operational Guidelines for the IRB Duration, Pilot Publications and Subsequent Funding, and Careers in Clinical and Translational Research metrics.

Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Framework Training Sessions

Hubs participated in RBA training at the beginning of the Common Metrics Initiative. These recorded webinars are broken into units that correspond to the training sessions. We recommend you complete at least the first session in the series. Training sessions are located on the Tufts CTSI I LEARN website. You will need to create an account in order to login and access the materials.

Additional Training and Resource Materials

Train-the-Trainer Materials

This slide set (PowerPoint) and presenter notes (PDF) can be used to train others at the hub in Results-Based Accountability and the use of the Scorecard.

Example Turn-the-Curve (TTC) Plan

This plan (PDF) illustrates the recommended format and level of detail for a completed TTC plan.

Which Metric Scores Require a Turn-the-Curve Plan?

This table (PDF) describes the Common Metric Scores which require Turn-the-Curve plans.

IRB Review Duration Metric Resources

Pilot Publications Metric Resources

Careers in Clinical and Translational Research Metric Resources