The INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA RESEARCH NETWORK (INTRN) is a formal academic network of high volume trauma centres across Europe and the United States. The group was formed in 2009 and has grown strategically developing fundamental, translational and clinical research programmes that span the complete breadth of Trauma disciplines.
All INTRN centres are familiar with the practice of emergency consent and the recruitment of unconscious trauma patients for such programmes. Conducting research in emergency medicine is challenging but essential if we are to improve patient outcomes. All INTRN members actively participate in international multicentre clinical studies and the high-volume recruitment across the network serves as a unique platform to rapidly evaluate new therapeutics and strategies for the global enhancement of trauma patient care.