Critical Care Research Agenda

The CCSC appointed an expert panel to define a broad, comprehensive agenda for critical care research. This was based on input from a broad range of stakeholders, including USCITT (Critical Illness and Injury Trials group, see below), and serves as a blueprint for future critical care investigation. It also serves as a template to frame funding initiatives by foundations, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other interested groups. This paper was published in CCSC journals January 2012.

United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials (USCIIT) Group: The USCIIT Group was established to promote clinical research and the application of new data to improve outcomes for critical ill or injured patients of all ages and stages of care (pre-hospital to recovery). The USCIIT Group formed a nationwide network of experts to review published data, establish national priorities, vet hypotheses, write clinical protocols, and generate pilot data. The first call for clinical proposals was in 2008.

The USCIIT Group aims to provide a venue for discussing education and training in the science of clinical trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting for critically ill or injured patients, and to insure patient protection and privacy by addressing the ethical, legal and social implications of research in the specialized circumstance of critical illness or injury.

The USCIIT Group is represented in all phases of this CCSC project.