Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is pleased to announce its newest endeavor: Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network. Through Discovery, SCCM will foster collaborative research to promote the advancement of science in the field to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. Discovery will seek to exponentially increase research in the critical care field and use SCCM's existing broad base of programs to disseminate its findings into practice.

Joining SCCM for the launch of this endeavor is the United States Critical Illness and Injuries Trials (USCIIT) and the Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network (CCPTN), who will become part of the new Discovery program. Bringing together these highly successful existing networks will jump-start Discovery activities. Other existing research networks with a similar focus are also invited to join SCCM in this exciting endeavor.

The Society will support Discovery with a multimillion-dollar investment in professional staff, infrastructure and research grants. In addition, the Discovery Oversight Committee and Discovery Steering Committee have been established to provide guidance for an inclusive, diverse, integrated and multidisciplinary network for research that improves outcomes across the continuum of care for critically ill patients and their families. 

Please consider how Discovery can assist you in your research. Whether by connecting you with fellow investigators or accessing Discovery’s clinical informatics team, data and safety monitoring groups, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant central registries or new SCCM-Weil research grants, we are eager to engage with you and your investigators. Join SCCM’s Research Section to keep abreast of Discovery activities and find out more about how you can participate.

For further information and inquiries, please contact us at discovery@sccm.org.