Who can use this bank and what does it contain?

We actively encourage the use of the data available on this bank. It can be used by other researchers and any member of the public. Without logging in you can see what is available as a list and there is a search facility to enable you to find trials. However, you must register in order to download data. Registration (as a downloader) is needed only to allow us to monitor the use of the data.

How do I become a registered user to download the data?

You can register from the here. As soon as you are registered, you can start using the data bank. An email confirming creation of your account will be sent to you automatically. You may login at any time to edit both your account and contact details, e.g. if your email address changes or you wish to change your password.

How do I download?

Once registered, click on Downloads on the top menu and on the next page select the trial you wish to download. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the files available (trial protocol, data dictionary, data set and, optionally, another trial related document). Click on the files and save them to your computer.

How do I contribute data to this bank?

We are happy to upload to this bank data from clinical trials in the field of trauma and emergency medicine. In order to upload a trial you will need to register and login, you will then see the Upload and Download links on the Data Sharing page.

What will be needed when contributing data?

1. Trial Protocol: PDF format only. This should be a full protocol, not a summary.
2. Data Dictionary: PDF format only. This should contain a full description of all the variables (fields) in the data set and relevant coding, e.g. 0=Male, 1=Female.
3. Data Set: CSV format only. The trial data set should comprise columns (variables) and rows (each row a complete patient record).
4. Other document (optional): PDF format only. This may contain other information relevant to your trial.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIAL PARTICIPANTS (e.g. no names, patient initials, hospital ID number).