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Standing  Committees

Scientific Advisory Committee—this committee is responsible for:

  • Implementation of NTRAP
  • Seeking opportunities for funding, developing and prioritizing research proposals
  • Issuing and communication of Requests for Proposals to a national audience
  • Review of proposals and recommendation of contracts to be awarded
  • Developing mentorship opportunities for junior clinical investigators


Study Monitoring Committee—this committee is responsible for:

  • Oversight and monitoring during studies’ periods of performance to ensure compliance and timely completion
  • Resolving conflicts and study performance issues
  • National Trauma Research Repository content and performance


Advocacy Committee—this committee is responsible for:

  • Developing a long-term strategy for federal and private funding
  • Working in conjunction with advocacy efforts of member organizations

It has been proven in many other major disease categories that research works— it establishes the evidence that improves outcomes and saves lives. Accelerated progress in trauma care requires significant and sustained funding of trauma research.

Ronald M. Stewart, MD FACS

Medical Director, ACS Committee on Trauma