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Data Coordinating Center (DCC)


Our mission is to accelerate the translation of research to the bedside.

Our University of Utah investigators and staff at the Data Coordinating Center (DCC), in conjunction with the Clinical Trials Office (CTO), have extensive experience with coordinating complex multicenter registries, observational studies, and randomized trials.

For more than a decade we have supported over a dozen research networks in both adult and pediatric populations.

We have validated an electronic data capture (EDC) system to meet 21 CRF Part 11 compliance for the submission of data to the FDA.


Cultivate growth of PI concepts to funded trials (basic to fantastic); our track record is great.

  • Motivate and engage sites through long trials (Keeping the Spark Alive)
  • Blended 2 networks to create largest funded trial ever (THAPCA) in NHLBI
  • THAPCA answered critical question in post cardiac arrest care
  • Developed MARF & MAP process to accelerate publications; better balance funded STATS support
  • Build high quality databases and data management plans
  • TBI Study enrollment = 44,000
  • MAGIC Study enrollment = 208 patients in SCD
  • PECARN Bronchiolitis study CHANGED treatment in the country
  • IT built many applications that streamlined the data collection/transfer
  • DECAAF-helped a U of U PI implement a complex, international adult cardiac trial
  • BATE study = largest series of pediatric ECMO patients
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Contact Us

Sally Jo Zuspan, RN, MSN
Director, Business & Research
Phone: 801-581-6410

Our Networks

Trial Innovation Center

CPCCRN - Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network

HCRN - Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

NEDARC National Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Analysis Resource Center

NEMSIS - National EMS Information System

PCCTSDP - Pediatric Critical Care & Trauma Scientist Development Program

PECARN - Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

THAPCA - Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

AHCRN - Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

CODES - Crash Outcome Data Evaluations System

Concussion (4CYC) - Four Corners Youth Concussion Research Network

DECAAF II - Efficacy of DE-MRI-Guided Ablation vs. Conventional Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

FHS - Fetal Heart Society

GJCF - Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation

NPMSC - The Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers

PCPLC - Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium

CCTS- Center for Clinical & Translational Science