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Sharing and Managing Research Data

CNTR is the architect and manager of the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR), which launched in 2018. The NTRR stores the study data produced in the course of trauma clinical research and makes it available for subsequent use, increasing its utility. It also allows for real-time entry of study data for single and multisite studies. CNTR partners with researchers to develop clinical research forms using existing common data elements that increase data harmonization across studies. CNTR also assists investigators in developing data sharing plans that comply with the evolving data sharing requirements of journal editors and funders.

From the launch date forward, all CNTR-managed studies will contribute data to the NTRR, and we continue loading legacy data and data definitions from landmark multi-site studies such as the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Rations (PROPPR),Prehospital Resuscitation On Helicopter Study (PROHS), and a Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) study – Hypertonic Saline in Traumatic Brain Injury and Hypertonic Saline in Trauma Patients in Shock.

The National Trauma Research Repository is offline pending additional funding. If you are an investigator seeking to share or use trauma clinical trial data, please contact us at


CNTR staff members are relentless in their adherence to deadlines and pursuit of study objectives. The National Trauma Research Repository launched right on schedule and with impeccable timing—the month before new rules for data sharing were being adopted by international medical journals.

Donald Jenkins, MD FACS

Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio