Trial Innovation Network

logoThe Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program and is composed of three key 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 research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovationoperational 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. UC San Francisco is a Liaison to the Recruitment Innovation Center.

What Are the Key Components of the Trial Innovation Network?

  • Key organizational components include the TICs, RICs, and CTSA Program Hubs
  • All are key partners of the Trial Innovation Network and make unique and essential contributions
  • Other important partners include NIH Institutes, other federal and non-federal stakeholders, researchers, patients, providers, and the public

Trial Innovation Centers (TICs)

  • Innovation Centers focused on operational excellence, operational innovation, and quality by design
  • The TICs are charged with coordinating and providing innovative, high quality operational support for clinical trials
  • TICs – Duke University/Vanderbilt University; University of Utah; Johns Hopkins University/Tufts University

Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)

  • Innovation Center focused on innovative and evidence-based approaches to participant recruitment, retention, and engagement
  • The RIC will provide tools and services to enhance participant recruitment and retention
  • RIC – Vanderbilt University with partners at Columbia University, the Ohio State University, Rockefeller University, and the University of Utah

    Trial Innovation Network website

UCSF Hub Liaison Team