Welcome to the ACT Network!

The ACT Network is a real-time platform allowing researchers to explore and validate feasibility for clinical studies across the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, from their desktops. ACT helps researchers design and complete clinical studies, and is secure, HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved.

ACT was developed collaboratively by members of NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, with funding from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.


Why Use ACT?

Explore patient populations
Learn about your patient population in depth and in real time, from your desktop.

Check feasibility of clinical studies
Iteratively test and refine inclusion and exclusion criteria to confirm the feasibility of your clinical study.

Find partner sites
Search for patient cohorts across the CTSA network to identify potential partners for multi-site studies.

Demonstrate feasibility
Access easy-to-download results for use in funding proposals and IRB submissions to demonstrate the feasibility of your clinical study.

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Key Local Contacts

Benefits of ACT

Learn more about how ACT benefits clinical investigators, the CTSA consortium, and patients.

Is ACT Right For You?

This short quiz will help you understand how ACT can benefit your work.

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How-To Resources

Access tutorials to learn the nuts and bolts of using ACT.

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Review answers to commonly asked questions about ACT.

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Technical Resources

Learn about further resources.

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Get To
Know ACT

Learn more about the sites and data available through ACT.

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ACT & the Clinical
Research Cycle

Use this interactive tool to discover how ACT can help you accomplish your 'jobs to be done' as a clinical investigator.


Governance &
Regulatory Info

Find out more about how ACT is governed, how it works with local IRBs, and how to cite ACT in your work.

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