Sudden Death Registry (NCCSIR)

Sudden Death in Sport Injury Registry – As part of an ongoing collaboration with the NATA, NOCSAE, NCAA, and NFHS, KSI along with the University of North Carolina and the University of Washington, have created a surveillance of catastrophic injuries and illnesses related to participation in orgaized sports in the United States at the professional, collegiate, high school and youth levels of play.  The goal of the center is to improve the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of catastrophic sports-related injuries. KSI will be examining all exertional heat strokes, cases of exertional sickling death, and all other non-traumatic deaths.  Data from this research will be used to critically examine existing policies and provide better safety standards for collegiate athletics at all levels. To report an injury please visit:



NCCSIR Organization

The Consortium for Catastrophic Injury Monitoring in Sport (Consortium) was created to develop a stronger national active surveillance program to improve reporting and monitoring of these catastrophic sports injuries.  The Consortium was created by partnerships between NCCSIR and several different intuitions and programs. It is divided into three research divisions – Division on Traumatic Injury at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Division on Exertional Injury at The University of Connecticut, and the Division on Cardiac Injury in Sport at The University of Washington. There are five Consortium research partners—Boston UniversityDatalys Center, the High School RIO:Reporting Information Online at The University of Colorado, the Injury Prevention Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the University of Maryland. The activities of NCCSIR and the Consortium is funded by five national organizations — including the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).