The Collaboration Network


Center for Improvement Science
Collaboration Initiatives




Connecting investigators to resources and potential collaborators is a need across the CCTST partner institutions and the community. To address this need, the CIS developed The Collaboration Network (TCN) to overcome geographical, institutional and disciplinary barriers to connecting with colleagues with complementary interests.

TCN is a growing group of investigators, clinicians, service providers and other innovators who meet weekly to learn about each other, available resources, and funding opportunities. Guests and experts are frequently invited to participate in order to provide information about a service or resource. On a monthly basis, the TCN invites one of its members to present a “Member Spotlight”, to give a presentation about their projects, research, challenges, and interests in collaboration. 

The Collaboration Network (TCN)

Weekly Meetings:

  • Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Attend in person: MSB 4305
  • Attend via WebEx on your computer (from your office, home, conference room)
  • Attend via WebEx on your phone (call-in from anywhere)
  • WebEx meeting information:

Regular weekly meetings last for 1 hour: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Virtual Meetings on Special Topics last for 2 hours: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

WebEx Meeting Link:

Meeting number: 644 999 756
Password: N25ttHAz

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 644 999 756

TCN Membership:

Members receive meeting information (agendas, minutes, WebEx information) and access to information about grant opportunities. 

Please send membership requests to Laura Hildreth at

Virtual Meetings on Special Topics:

The newest initiative of the TCN is a quarterly WebEx conference on a topic of significant complexity that would benefit greatly from the collaboration of researchers, educators, service providers, product developers and other innovators across diverse disciplines.  Invited speakers and attendees come from across UC, Cincinnati Children's, UC Health, and other educational institutions and community organizations. These meetings are open to everyone via WebEx.  Each special topic meeting replaces one of our regular Thursday meetings, and runs from 9:00-11:00 AM, with a pre-meeting technology check for WebEx users from 8:45-9:00 AM)

Upcoming Virtual Meetings on Special Topics

Date Topic

9-11:00 AM

Virtual Meeting on Mental and Behavioral Health
Location: MSB 4305 and WebEx (meeting information above)

Special Topic Presentations and Follow-up

Participants from each Virtual Meeting will automatically begin to receive TCN meeting invitations and information on follow-up activities for that topic (to unsubscribe, please reply to one of the emails with an unsubscribe request). 

A follow-up survey will be sent out after each meeting so we can collect information about the activities and collaborations forming around these topic areas.  Continued follow up will be recorded on our Virtual Meeting Websites. 

Please send information about new projects and collaborations to Laura Hildreth at so we can keep track of these updates on the Virtual Meeting websites:

Internal Funding Needs Assessment: Your Opinion Matters

You are invited to take the CCTST Internal Funding Needs Assessment designed to inform people who administer grant funding across CCTST partner institutions about what YOU need in regard to internal funding.  This survey will provide valuable information about the internal funding needs of our researchers, educators and service providers.

Click HERE to take the survey, or copy this URL into your browser:

Please forward this link to anyone you know who would like to share insights about internal funding opportunities across UC, UC Health, CCHMC and the VAMC.