Datalys & NCAA Information
For over 25 years the NCAA has collected injury surveillance information,
resulting in the largest collegiate injury research database in the world.
The Datalys Center, a non-profit organization created by the NCAA, BioCrossroads
and the ACSM, assumed operations of the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program in
2009. The Datalys Center continues to collect injury
surveillance data from participating NCAA schools with the continued goal to
support the sports injury information needs of organizations and individuals
focused on improving the health and safety for students participating in
By partnering with the Datalys Center we feel we are able to help contribute to
this research through the combination of the necessary injury surveillance
elements within the workflow of athletic trainers. The ATS
program allows an athletic trainer to send the necessary information to the
Datalys Center for inclusion in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, while
continuing to record and monitor the injuries of their student-athletes.
As the number of athletic trainers submitting data increases, the Datalys Center
can more easily provide a comprehensive injury picture of NCAA athletics.
The collection of injury surveillance data also assists athletic trainers
as this type of information has been used previously in the NATA’s
Recommendations and Guidelines for Appropriate Medical Coverage of
Intercollegiate Athletics (AMCIA) Document. The AMCIA helps athletic trainers
justify and allocate limited resources to the best advantage for their staff and
student athletes. Additionally, injury surveillance data has
helped to mitigate injuries and assist in changing rules for NCAA athletics.
To learn more about the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and
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