The CCTS is pleased to announce the launch of the ACT Network! The ACT Network is a real-time, open-access platform allowing researchers throughout the CTSA consortium to explore and validate recruitment feasibility for multi-site clinical studies using electronic health record data. ACT is NIH-funded, HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved.  

ACT (Accrual to Clinical Trials) was developed collaboratively by CTSA hubs (with funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science) to help investigators more efficiently develop and validate parameters for clinical studies. The ACT Network currently contains over 125M patient records.

Using ACT, investigators can:

  • Explore patient populations in depth, in real time, from their desktop.
  • Confirm study feasibility by iteratively testing and refining inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • Demonstrate study feasibility in funding proposals and IRB submissions.
  • Identify potential partners for multi-site studies by searching for patients across the CTSA network.

The ACT Network currently contains de-identified data from 41 CTSAs across the country, expanding to 57 CTSAs later in 2019 (almost 100% of the CTSA consortium).

All qualified investigators at institutions within the CCTS Partner Network may request access to ACT by contacting CCTS Clinical Informatics Director Matt Wyatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learn more about the ACT network with these helpful tutorials and tips and read more about ways the CCTS help researches access clinical data here on our website.

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