Program Evaluation


Clara Pelfrey

Research and Impact Evaluation

Research and impact evaluation is available to consult are available for
investigators doing clinical and translational science. One-hour consultations can be made through the Clinical and Translational Science
Collaborative (CTSC) by going to SPARC Request and placing a request under “CTSC
Administrative -> Evaluation”. (A video on how to place requests are under the FAQs).

Additional evaluation assistance may be available on a fee-for-service basis. These consults is
include assistance with:

  • Data Collection: Developing data collection instruments such as surveys, data entry
    forms or databases in Redcap (secure and HIPAA compliant).
  • Bibliometric analysis: Bibliometrics are the statistical analyses of books, articles, or other publications
    and are used to track author or researcher output and impact.
    • SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers,
      develop collaborative partnerships, and analyze research trends.
    • InCites enables analysis of an entire portfolio of publications using PubMed IDs.
      InCites has 3 modules that help tell the story of the portfolio regarding:
      • Influence - uses the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) values, which measure
        the scientific influence of each paper by field- and time-adjusting the
        citations it has received, and benchmarking to the median for NIH
      • Translation - measures how Human, Animal, or Molecular/Cellular
        Biology-oriented each paper is, and uses this information to track and
        predict citation by clinical articles.
      • Citations - disseminates link-level, public-domain citation data from the
        NIH Open Citation Collection (NIH-OCC)
  • Highlight investigator impact. There are several ways of highlighting the impact of a
    body of research that go beyond publications, citations and grants. Does the research
    show impact in the form of benefits to society? The Translational Science Benefits
    Model and the Translating for Impact Toolkit both help assess current and future benefit
    to society in the form of:
    •  Clinical & Medical Benefits (procedures, guidelines, tools and products),
    •  Community & Public Health Guidelines (health activities and products, health
       care characteristics, health promotion)
    •  Economic Benefits (commercial products, financial benefits and savings)
    •  Policy & Legislative Benefits (advisory activities, policies and legislation).


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