The Datalys Center specializes in multicenter, multiyear research programs, but our epidemiologists, scientists, and staff can develop and implement most forms of research ranging from survey, longitudinal, and mixed-methods designs. Examples include the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION), the Youth Football Safety Study, and most recently, Project CARE (Concussion Assessment Research and Education). Some of our current and past sponsors and clients include the NCAA, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, BioCrossroads in cooperation with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation, USA Football, the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, and Indiana University.
The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 that was incorporated in 2006 through a collaborative effort between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), BioCrossroads, and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Datalys Center was founded to further the efforts of researchers, public health officials, associations, policy makers and the public in the understanding and prevention of injuries and illness. We are a company that specializes in epidemiological research focused on but not limited to sports and other forms of physical activity.
To improve the health, safety, and performance of athletes and active people through scientific guidance and support
To be the trusted leader in making sports and physical activity safer through data-driven analytics and scientific research.
Faculty & Staff
Christy Collins, PhD
Avinash Chandran, PhD
Director, NCAA ISP
Adrian Boltz, MS
Research Associate, NCAA ISP
Project Coordinator, CARE
Research Assistant, CARE
Research Assistant, NCAA ISP
Board of Directors
MARJORIE J. ALBOHM,
M.S., A.T.C., L.A.T.
Director, Ossur Academy • Ossur Americas Past President, National Athletic Trainers Assn. • NATA Hall of Fame (1999)
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, American College of Sports Medicine
LYNETTE CRAFT, PHD, FACSM
Senior Director of Research and Health Policy, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
BRIAN HAINLINE, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President Sport Science Institute, NCAA
STEPHANIE KLIETHERMES, PHD
Research Director, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senior Vice President for Administration and CFO, NCAA
PHD, FACSM, FAWHP
President, HealthPartners Institute
Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners, Inc.
Scientific Advisory Board
The Datalys Center Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is an external entity consisting of a group of scientific leaders in sports injury research. The SAB is an integral part of the Datalys Center’s efforts to promote health and safety in sport and physical activity through dissemination of our data and research. The primary purpose of the SAB is to provide independent reviews of data requests received through our Data Injury Statistics Clearinghouse (DISC). In addition, the SAB provides expert guidance at the request of Datalys Center faculty and staff regarding ad hoc research initiatives.
- Julie Agel, MA, ATC: Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Leif P. Madsen, PhD, ATC: Indiana University
- Steve Marshall, PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS: Ithaca College
- Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Alison Snyder Valier, PhD, ATC: AT Still University
- Jim Torner, PhD: University of Iowa
- Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC: University of Tennessee Chattanooga
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of the Datalys Center and our programs.
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- BioCrossroads in Cooperation with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation
- The Clark Group Associates, Inc.
- Indiana University in collaboration with the NCAA/DoD Grand Alliance CARE Consortium
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Sport Science Institute
- National Federation of State High School Associations
- National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
- USA Football, Inc.
Research & Publication Partners
One of Datalys’ strengths is our ability to build bridges and collaborate with our fellow scientists from around the country. There are too many individuals to list, but the institutions listed below represent our partners in research and authorship.
- AT Still University
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Charleston Southern University
- Elon University
- George Mason University
- Harvard University
- Indiana University
- Lebanon Valley College
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Medical University of South Carolina
- MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center
- Michigan State University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- NCAA Sport Science Institute
- National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research
- National Counsel on Youth Sports
- National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute
- Ohio University
- Regenstrief Institute
- Riley Children’s Hospital
- Salem State University
- Springfield College
- St Vincent Sports Performance
- STOP Sports Injuries
- The Ohio State University
- The Pennsylvania State University
- University of Alabama
- University of Arizona
- University of Bath
- University of Colorado-Denver
- University of Connecticut — Kory Stringer Institute
- University of Delaware
- University of Georgia
- University of Iowa
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
- University of Minnesota
- University of Missouri
- University of New England
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- University of Rochester
- University of Southern California
- University of South Carolina
- University of Tennessee Chattanooga
- University of Toledo
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
- Vanderbilt University
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Orthopaedic Research
- Yale University
Participating Vendors and Information
The Datalys Center partners with Electronic Health Record Vendors to conduct both the NCAA Injury Surveillance and High School NATION programs. Through the use of a “Export Engine”, vendor applications submit de-identified common data elements to the Datalys Center’s aggregate database. This process is safe and secure, and is Institutional Review Board approved. This process allows Athletic Trainers (AT) to document injuries and illnesses as they normally would as part of their daily clinical practice, thus eliminating the need for the AT to double-enter data. This process also does affect the overall performance of the certified applications.
Vendors interested in participating in the NCAA Injury Surveillance and High School NATION programs should contact us at email@example.com. Certification is voluntary, but the Datalys Center will promote certified applications in marketing materials, on our website, during recruitment phone calls with high schools and NCAA member institutions, and while attending meetings. Datalys Center staff and our IT Partner Arivium are available to assist in this process. As more and more conferences and individual institutions are becoming more data conscious, we believe becoming a certified partner will be a good business decision.
Currently Certified Partners
Athletic Trainer System (ATS) is a multi-team, multi-sport system used by athletic trainers in high schools, colleges, professional teams and organizations to track injuries and related information. Information is shared securely between all modules with no synchronizing required. ATS consists of four modules: ATS Core, ATS Smartphone, ATS Web Portal and ATS Kiosk. A full-featured demonstration is available for independent evaluation. We are glad to discuss the variety of options presented by our software and answer any questions about its features and functions.
Healthy Roster provides patient engagement, care coordination, secure communication and outreach tools for athletic trainers and sports medicine departments. HIPAA compliant and secure, we provide best-in-class engagement tools for healthcare providers working in the field.Healthy Roster provides athletic trainers with a dramatically better mobile, HIPAA-compliant, documentation and communication platform. This allows athletic trainers to provide better care to their athletes and prove value for sports medicine. Healthy Roster is the only injury documentation tool that allows athletic trainers to build deeper relationships with parents and prove school outreach works for their system.
SPORTSWAREONLINE – CSMI SOLUTIONS
SportsWareOnline has been the leading injury tracking solution for Athletic Trainers since 1991. SportsWareOnline gives users instant access to vital athlete information from any web-enabled device, 24/7/365, allowing Athletic Trainers to track injuries and treatments in real time right from the sidelines. The latest features (including the Quick Treatments Module, the Exercise Database, and Sideline Concussion Tracking apps) let Athletic Trainers spend less time on paperwork and more time taking care of their athletes.
Using Oracle-based state of the art technology, NExTT makes documenting, tracking and reporting easy and simple. NExTT has three distinctly different software packages. Each package performs a unique function, but all reside within the same database. This allows sharing of important information easily and securely with other medical providers on and off campus. Since NExTT is a web based software you can securely access your data from any device that has web access, allowing you to become mobile.
In addition to tracking, documenting and reporting, NExTT has special functions within each software that are unique for the target group.