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.

Upcoming Webcast

Novel Clinical Trial Designs May 26, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Time


Randomized clinical trials are the gold standard for establishing cause and effect. Traditional approaches have been limited by feasibility and generalizability concerns. In recent years, numerous novel methods have been developed to address these issues. This webcast from Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, and the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section will review key advances, including adaptive randomization, pragmatic designs, platform trials, trials based on electronic health records, and more.

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.

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Apply for Research Grants

Several opportunities are available for those seeking research funding.

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Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study COVID-19 Registry

The 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.

STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative

Adult ICUs participating in the VIRUS Registry with at least 3-6 months of data and are located within the United States or its Territories, are invited to apply for a new SCCM collaborative being launched in February 2021. The collaborative, which will be open to twenty sites, is entitled STOP-VIRUS (Structured Team-based Optimal Patient-centered care for virus covid-19). There is no fee to participate. Applications are being accepted through mid-April.