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The ACT Network

As part of our suite of multisite clinical trial support, CCTS has access to the CTSA-supported ACT Network. From cohort discovery to assistance with a SMART IRB, CCTS can faciliate the necessary connections to expand your clinical study's reach.

What is the ACT Network? Heading link

ACT Network logo Powered by NCATS CTSA Program

The ACT Network is a federated data network of leading academic medical centers in the CTSA consortium. This HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved cohort discovery tool was funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science to accelerate accrual to clinical trials. Using the online platform, researchers can access de-identified data from over 125 million patient records in real-time.

Who is in the ACT Network? Heading link

map of institutions connected to the ACT platform

Currently, 41 leading academic medical research centers are live on the ACT Network. An additional 16 sites staging to connect to ACT in the coming months. Soon, all CTSA sites nationwide will be contributing to the platform.


What can I do with ACT? Heading link

infographic of the clinical research cycle and jobs to be done
  • Explore patient populations in depth and in real time, from a desktop computer
  • Iteratively test and refine inclusion and exclusion criteria for clinical studies
  • Confirm and demonstrate feasibility of clinical studies to funders, IRB, etc.
  • Identify potential partners for multi-site studies


How can I access ACT? Heading link

Interested users can request an ACT Network account through the CCTS Service Request System under the Biomedical Informatics tab.

ACT Network Support at UIC Heading link

Provided through the CCTS Biomedical Informatics Core

CTSA Trial Innovation Network Heading link

The TIN is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence, and collaboration and leverages the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program.

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