The Accrual to Clinical Trials Network
The Accrual to Clinical Trials Network, or ACT, is a Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program-wide federated network that aims to significantly increase participant accrual into clinical trials. ACT currently has 48 CTSA sites connected to the network and consists of data derived from the electronic medical records of over 125 million patients. ACT helps clinical investigators with discovering cohorts before the start of a trial, establishing feasibility of a clinical protocol for grant applications, and with identifying patients from multiple sites. The data exposed to the network consists of demographics, diagnoses, procedures, laboratory results and medications. These data are available through a user interface for defining inclusion and exclusion criteria and exploring patient cohorts and potential sites for collaboration. The University of Utah is a participating CTSA site on the ACT network.