The National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR) is now under rapid development, with a targeted launch window of early summer 2018.
The new data repository will be capable of capturing all the research data from clinical studies–not just trauma patient medical records, such as those available in the NTDB. A foundational piece of trauma research infrastructure, the NTRR will facilitate data sharing and collaboration on secondary and cross-study analyses, as well as pilot explorations to support grant proposals.
Collaborating with the NIH Center for Information Technology and Sapient Government Services, NTI and CNTR are leading this effort, which also enables trauma researchers to meet new data sharing requirements as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
“This endeavor is likely to change how trauma, emergency, and critical care research is done in this country,” said Dr. Donald Jenkins, Principal Investigator. “More data will be available to more researchers across many additional disciplines and will include novel fields such as use of whole blood.”
Once the NTRR is operational, all trials managed by NTI and CNTR will contribute data, and all trauma investigators on any trial are invited to do the same. Studies will be encouraged to incorporate the common data elements identified for specific stages of research across the continuum of care.
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[This work is supported by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs through the Defense Medical Research and Development Program under the award # W81XWH-15-2-0089.]