The National Trauma Institute supports a full spectrum of translational research (from bench to bedside) conducted by a network of investigative sites. NTI research topics are determined with input from both civilian and military leaders in trauma surgery and are focused on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the need for evidence-based clinical practice.

The Science Committee is responsible for final selection and oversight of NTI research opportunities and awarded studies. As the preparer and submitter of funding proposals, NTI serves as the primary award recipient and issues subcontracts to the lead clinical site and possibly to additional participating clinical sites.

NTI Provides:
      In-depth leadership and assistance with development of pre-proposal and full proposal         drafts
      Experience and a successful track record with Department of Defense awards
      Assurance that research targets national and DoD priorities while avoiding duplication of         effort. NTI’s Science Committee taps national and defense component experts in Trauma         research
      Experience managing large multi-site studies that require multiple subcontracts and         coordination of sites, IRBs, HRPO approvals, invoices/payments, and monitoring and         compliance
      Significantly lower indirect rate when compared to university indirect rates, enabling more         direct funding for the study