The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention is a non-profit 501(c)3 that specializes in the collection and analysis of injury, health outcomes and other types of data from sports organizations and other physically active populations. The Datalys Center was formed by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and BioCrossroads to further the efforts of researchers, public health officials, policy makers, and the public in the understanding and prevention of injuries. Combined with a unique business model of teaming with external researchers and experts, the Datalys Center is able to assemble, maintain and analyze large datasets cost effectively.
"Data Analysis is a body of methods that help to describe facts, detect patterns, develop explanations, and test hypotheses. It is used in all of the sciences. It is used in business, in administration, and in policy".
–Levine JH. Introduction: What is Data Analysis? In: Levine JH, Roos TB, eds. Introduction to Data Analysis: The Rule of Evidence. 1996:1