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NCAA Injury Surveillance Program

The ISP is a data collection initiative designed to track and analyze illnesses and injuries that result from collegiate sport participation. Since 1982, athletic trainers have collaborated with the NCAA to create the largest collegiate sports injury database in the world. Today, the NCAA Sport Science Institute partners with the Datalys Center, an independent non-profit research organization, to manage the ISP and to help inform injury prevention policies and practices in collegiate sport.

Participation in the ISP by member schools, through the voluntary submission of de-identified and aggregate data, is essential for the ISP’s ability to inform an understanding of the safety and well-being of student-athletes, particularly as they practice and compete. To help make the data submission process easier, the ISP is compatible with the following commonly used electronic medical record systems:

  • Athletic Trainer System
  • CSMI Solutions SportsWare Online
  • Presagia Sports
  • SIMS
  • Vivature NExTT
  • HealthyRoster
  • PyraMED

For member schools using a compatible electronic medical record system, participation in the ISP requires an additional 15-20 minutes of data entry per week, per sport. Data may be submitted for as many or as few sports as is convenient, and Datalys Center staff will work with reporting schools to determine which sports are most valuable to the ISP. For schools that do not use a compatible EMR, the Datalys Center offers a free web-based system (Datalys Injury Surveillance Tool) for any school to use.

For questions or to sign up for the ISP, contact the Datalys Center at NCAAISP@datalyscenter.org or at 855-832-4222.

Notice of Data Request Moratorium

The moratorium, which began in November 2018, will continue indefinitely until further notice as the NCAA and Datalys continue to work collaboratively on updated application policies.

For more information about the moratorium, click here.

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