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“The National Trauma Research Repository: Ushering in a new era of trauma research” was published in the 2016 Military Shock Supplement, available online now. The article presents the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) advocacy and research activities, with a focus on the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR), now under construction with the support of a Department of Defense grant.

The NTRR is a data-sharing platform that will facilitate exchange of research and knowledge between civilian and military researchers, reduce redundancy and maximize research funding. “Data-sharing avoids duplication of multiple, separate databases and results in conservation of research funds, ultimately leading to availability of funds for other studies and more investigators,” the authors add.

A CNTR member, the National Trauma Institute is administering the grant and managing the development of the NTRR.