The University of Minnesota Department of Emergency Medicine is a premier research institution committed to finding new breakthroughs in medicine. We are one of twenty-five research hubs funded by the NIH for neurological emergency studies.



Our department enjoys collaborative relationships with the University of Michigan (which serves as the Clinical Coordinating Center), the Medical University of South Carolina (which provides data coordination services for trials) and the respective study sponsors and PIs, and the other hubs participating in the NETT, StrokeNet, and SIREN. Research studies that fall within our expertise are directed toward the trial networks (by the NIH and other government agencies) for hubs to rapidly implement in their hospital sites (spokes). In addition, we provide study coordination services for non-NETT studies on a contract basis. 

This network will pursue studies for a broad range of acute and critical care medical situations such as traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest. In addition to multicenter clinical network affiliations, the Department of Emergency Medicine research team also actively works with local investigators at the University of Minnesota. Utilizing an Internal Service Organization (ISO) agreement, the department is able to provide clinical research services to a multitude of local departments and investigators.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials allow us to bring cutting-edge research into the world to help our patients. These trials allow us to have a direct impact on our patients' wellbeing.


We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.