Consortium for Research Development in Traumatology
The Consortium for Research Development in Traumatology was created to support applied research in the field of trauma care and services. Its ultimate aim is to improve the quality of Trauma Services Continuum care and services. It works toward achieving that goal by focusing on communication between researchers, clinicians and member decision-makers as well as the transfer, popularization, appropriation and application of knowledge.
Its objectives are as follows:
- to promote interdisciplinary and multi-centre research to improve the Trauma Services Continuum;
- to promote the emergence of a critical mass of researchers, particularly within tertiary care centres and research centres specialized in rehabilitation and academic, social and employment integration, in order to ensure that Québec researchers are competitive in national and international grant competitions, among other objectives;
- to expand Québec’s trauma research capabilities by training new researchers;
- to support the production, transfer and appropriation of new knowledge that may be used to improve the effectiveness, quality, efficiency and accessibility of trauma care and services, rehabilitation and academic, social and employment integration services in Québec;
- to promote collaboration between traumatology researchers, clinicians and clinical, administrative and political decision-makers in order to meet their needs.
It is expected that external research will have positive repercussions for trauma victims and Québec society as a whole.
The following partners are consortium members and subsidize its research:
- MSSS : Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec
- Comité directeur pour la recherche en traumatologie (anciennement AERDPQ - AQESSS)
- FRSQ : Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec
- REPAR : Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation
- SAAQ : Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
The INESSS Trauma Advisory Group is assisting in this initiative by sharing with the MSSS the expertise it has acquired over the course of the TSC Continuous Quality Improvement Program.