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Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network

Help expand critical care research and improve patient outcomes.

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Discovery is a research network from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) that fosters multiprofessional 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.
 

What Discovery Is Doing

Data Science Campaign

Leverage the opportunities of data science and learn more about the annual SCCM Datathon and Discovery’s efforts into data standardization, harmonization, and sharing.

Research Collaboratives

Find a list of the current Endorsed Projects, Discovery Programs, and published works. Learn about the benefits of submitting a proposal to Discovery and having your proposal become an Endorsed project.

Get Involved

Join the SCCM Discovery Community

Network and collaborate with others in the Discovery Group and receive updates via the Discovery Newsletter.

Submit a Clinical Investigator Proposal

Receive peer feedback and the opportunity to present your proposal at a Discovery Clinical Investigators Meeting.

Upcoming Discovery Events

Friday, March 29, 2024 - Friday, March 29, 2024

Successful Investigator-Initiated Studies in the ICU

Review development, implementation, and more.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024 - Sunday, July 14, 2024
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Datathon

Clinicians and data scientists collaborate to address real-world problems using existing datasets.

Learn More


Enhance Your Research

Data and Clinical Coordination Services

Explore how Discovery can provide data storage, management and analysis, central IRB services, and project management to assist in your research.

Grant Support

Research grants offer opportunities for established and early-career researchers. Learn more about funding opportunities, including the SCCM-Weil Research Grant and the Discovery Research Grant.

Recent Publications

Association of Active Renin Content With Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis of the Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in Sepsis Trial
Busse LW, Schaich CL, Chappell MC, et al; Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in Sepsis (VICTAS) Investigators. Association of active renin content with mortality in critically ill patients: a post hoc analysis of the Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in Sepsis Trial. Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 10. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000006095.
Program Type: VICTAS DISCOVERY

Biomarker-Concordant Steroid Administration in Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019
Tekin A, Domecq JP, Morales DJV, et al; Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): COVID-19 Registry Investigator Group. J Intensive Care Med. 2023 Nov;38(11):1003-1014. doi: 10.1177/08850666231177200. Epub 2023 May 24.PMID: 37226483
Program Type: VIRUS DISCOVERY

Effects of Timing of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Shock. An Analysis of the Multicenter Prospective Observational VOLUME-CHASERS Cohort
Goel NN, Chen JT, Roberts R, Sevransky J, Gong MN, Mathews KS; VOLUME-CHASERS Study Group; Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Network. Effects of timing of invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with shock. An analysis of the multicenter prospective observational VOLUME-CHASERS cohort. J Intensive Care Med. 2022 Nov;37(11):1435-1441. doi: 10.1177/08850666221081102.
Program Type: VOLUME-CHASERS DISCOVERY

The Association of Early Systemic Corticosteroids and Secondary Infection Amongst Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Results from the SCCM Discovery Virus COVID-19 Registry
Bansal VB, Jain NK, Lal A, Domecq JP, Tekin A, Mir M, Attallah JN, Hassan E, Ahmed H, Anwar M, Khedr A, Kumar V, Robinson S, Kondori MJ, Koritala T, Boman K, Cartin-Ceba R, Christie A, Armaignac D, La Nou A, Sanghavi D, Walkey AJ, Kashyap R, Khan SA. The Association of Early Systemic Corticosteroids and Secondary Infection Amongst Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Results from the SCCM Discovery Virus COVID-19 Registry. Abstract presented at CHEST 2023; October 8-11, 2023. CHEST. 2023;164(4):A1755-A1756. doi:10.1001/chest.2023.164.4_MeetingAbstracts.A1755-A1756
Program Type: VIRUS DISCOVERY

Impact of Early Tracheostomy on Hospitalization Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
Isha S, Khadka S, Shrestha R, Satashia P, Balasubramanian P, Jenkins A, Hanson A, Singh K, Jena A, Tekin A, Bansal V, Kashyap R, Balavenkataraman A, Khan SA, Diaz Milian R, Patel NM, Quinones Q, Kiley S, Bhattacharyya A, Shapiro AB, Chaudhary S, Guru PK, Moreno Franco P, Sanghavi D. Impact of Early Tracheostomy on Hospitalization Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients. Abstract presented at CHEST 2023; October 8-11, 2023. CHEST. 2023;164(4):A1755-A1756. doi:10.1001/chest.2023.164.4_MeetingAbstracts.A1755-A1756
Program Type: VIRUS DISCOVERY