NCDR COVID-19 Research
The NCDR Management Board approved the formation of a time-limited workgroup in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact the outbreak is having on the delivery of cardiovascular care to patients in the U.S. The workgroup is charged with overseeing strategic research that relates to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on population trends and quality of cardiovascular care for patients across NCDR programs including research related to the care and outcomes of patients with known or suspected COVID-19 identified in the CathPCI or Chest Pain-MI Registries through the optional data module. This research will be derived from the workgroup or will be designated to be completed by other individuals with workgroup oversight. Any externally funded proposals will be reviewed by the workgroup to determine scientific merit and assess for overlap with existing projects. Proposals submitted for NCDR funding will be evaluated by this workgroup to identify individuals with related interests who may be included in strategic proposals overseen by the workgroup. This coordinated approach will permit the most efficient definition of key research priorities and allocation of NCDR research resources. All research efforts approved to move forward will be posted to the NCDR Research website for transparency purposes. COVID-19 proposals will follow the same established "Steps for Submitting a Research Proposal" as non-COVID-19 proposals.