Yin Zhang and Lei Wang contributed equally to this work.
The Quantitative Evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Based on Science Mapping and Scientometric Analysis
Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Clinical and Translational Science
Volume 6, Issue 6, pages 452–457, December 2013
How to Cite
Zhang, Y., Wang, L. and Diao, T. (2013), The Quantitative Evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Based on Science Mapping and Scientometric Analysis. Clinical and Translational Science, 6: 452–457. doi: 10.1111/cts.12078
- Issue online: 13 DEC 2013
- Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2013
- Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China. Grant Number: 2010SF006
- quantitative evaluation;
- science mapping;
- scientometric analysis
The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program is one of the most important initiatives in translational medical funding. The quantitative evaluation of the efficiency and performance of the CTSA program has a significant referential meaning for the decision making of global translational medical funding. Using science mapping and scientometric analytic tools, this study quantitatively analyzed the scientific articles funded by the CTSA program. The results of the study showed that the quantitative productivities of the CTSA program had a stable increase since 2008. In addition, the emerging trends of the research funded by the CTSA program covered clinical and basic medical research fields. The academic benefits from the CTSA program were assisting its members to build a robust academic home for the Clinical and Translational Science and to attract other financial support. This study provided a quantitative evaluation of the CTSA program based on science mapping and scientometric analysis. Further research is required to compare and optimize other quantitative methods and to integrate various research results.