The Evaluation Center is conducting a comprehensive formative, process and summative evaluation of the CCTSI. The summative evaluation examines the effectiveness of the CCTSI in promoting innovation and accelerating translation of research into clinical and community-based practice to impact the nation’s health. The Evaluation Center, in the School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver, conducts the external evaluation of the CCTSI in collaboration with internal governance committees and core function representatives.
In providing the CCTSI with effective and practical evaluation information, Evaluation Center staff is guided by the following principles:
What can evaluation do for you?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics and outcomes of programs...to improve program effectiveness and/or inform decisions about future program development." Evaluation is neither surveillance nor monitoring. Instead, evaluation is intended to promote reflection and rigor.