The ACT network is a federated network of sites from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium created to increase participant accrual in multi-site clinical trials. The network has established governance and regulatory frameworks and a common data model to harmonize electronic health record data, and deployed a set of Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) data repositories that are linked by the Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) platform. Researchers can query the network in real time and obtain aggregate counts of patients who meet clinical trial inclusion and exclusion criteria from sites across the United States. The ACT network provides a basis for cohort discovery and for developing new informatics tools to identify and recruit participants for multi-site clinical trials.
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