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Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network

Help expand critical care research and improve patient outcomes.

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Discovery fosters collaborative research to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured patients and seeks to incorporate findings into practice using SCCM's broad base of programs.

Get Started By Submitting Your Proposals

Learn more about Clinical Investigator Proposals and Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings. 


Discovery Activities

Discovery Activities

Find a list of the current Endorsed Projects, Discovery Programs, and published works.

Discovery Resources

Discovery Resources

Explore services and resources to assist in research including data storage, management and analysis, Central IRB services, and project management.

Discovery on SCCM Connect

Connect with like-minded research peers and join the Research Knowledge Education Group (KEG) for access to complete resources.

SCCM Members
Join the Research KEG

Not an SCCM Member?
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Apply for Research Grants

Several opportunities are available for those seeking research funding.

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Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study COVID-19 Registry

The Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 is registry of current hospital care patterns to allow evaluations of safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices and to determine the variations in practice across hospitals.

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection - Preparedness

SARI-PREP is a multicenter consortium funded by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is being assembled with the goal of providing the infrastructure to rapidly collect prospective data on clinical risks and outcomes, hospital-level stress, and biologic specimens that will aid in the rapid development of diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Discovery Collaborations

ACR-SCCM VIRUS Collaborative

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Center for Research and Innovation TM CRI) is partnered with SCCM serving as the overall imaging repository for the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry. The ACR CRI is collecting all diagnostic images for the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry, creating a link between the images and clinical data collected by SCCM and archiving the images to make them accessible to participating sites and interested researchers.  For more information please contact:

STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative

The STOP-VIRUS Collaborative is a limited-time network of intensive care units focused on improving outcomes for patients with COVID-19. This learning collaborative focuses on interventions aimed at reducing marked variations in the outcomes of critically ill patients unexplained by demographics, comorbidities, and severity of illness.