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Collaborate with the Coalition for National Trauma Research

At a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find and win research funding, our dedicated team of seasoned research administrators is the partner you need.

We understand the challenges you face in trying to do it all: carrying a clinical load, competing for funding, and conducting high-quality studies. So we’re here to attend to the time-consuming grant acquisition and management details you just hate—like submitting proposals, building realistic budgets, identifying sites, navigating regulatory compliance, and much more.

We are a diverse staff of senior research managers, holding decades of collective experience and advanced degrees in nursing, healthcare administration, financial management, demography, public health and geographic information systems. Collaborate with the Coalition for National Trauma Research, and our team will manage your study from start to finish—from hypothesis development and aim setting, through proposal writing, grant acquisition, project management, publication, presentation and data sharing. Our support across the entire grant lifecycle makes your job worlds easier and allows you to focus on what you do best—saving lives and conducting research.

As a coordinating center for federally-funded research, CNTR–and NTI previously–has partnered on trauma studies with principal investigators since 2006. We have extensive experience with Department of Defense funding vehicles; and as a member of MTEC–the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium--connections to a broad array of potential collaborators. From clinical trauma research to national research infrastructure, projects under CNTR’s management have engaged more than 70 investigators across the U.S. and drawn nearly $90 million in federal and state funding to date.


Research projects are considered based on a variety of criteria including the level of study fit with available sources of funding, institutional support, investigator track record, and strength of the initial study protocol. CNTR’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews potential projects for their relevance to our mission. We continually monitor national funding announcements and work to pair available opportunities with germane study ideas and interested investigators.

To initiate a discussion, complete the Project Proposal Form HERE.

  • Do you want a collaborator on a grant application?
  • Do you need help managing your trauma research project from start to finish?
  • Do you want to engage other trauma centers on a multi-institutional project?
  • Do you hope someone else will manage your study so you and your institution can focus on the research?
  • Do you need to develop a data sharing plan for your published trauma study?
  • Do you want to integrate geospatial mapping into your study design?

To inquire about any of these
Research Services:

To submit a proposal for CNTR Collaboration: