NCDR’s investigator-lead research and publications process allows investigators to submit research proposals based on analysis of limited datasets from the registries.
Research proposals are intended for hypothesis-driven studies based upon secondary analysis of NCDR data, with the intent to develop manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication. Actual datasets are not released.
Proposed studies require the completion of a formal research proposal application (RPA) through the NCDR’s online research management system. When an investigator submits an RPA, the proposed project enters the NCDR Research and Publications (R&P) pipeline. Submitted proposals are reviewed for scientific merit and undergo a competitive approval process for NCDR funding, which is used to support analysis conducted by an NCDR-contracted data analytic center.
The NCDR R&P pipeline process includes:
- Proposal review, approval and prioritization by the appropriate NCDR Research and Publication Subcommittees
- Analysis by an NCDR-designated analytic center
- Oversight of manuscript and abstract preparation and submission
Learn more about this process and the steps for submitting a research proposal
for research based on the NCDR hospital registries.