Science & Research

Neurocritical care is a rapidly expanding field and we are entering an era in which a critical mass of research centers is capable of creating networks for clinical research. The recent formation of the NIH-sponsored Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) consortium has brought emergency neurology into a new period of collaborative research.  Consistent with these goals, the NCS created a Clinical Trials/Research Committee. The purpose of the Science and Research section is to facilitate collaboration in patient-oriented research and clinical trials related to critical illness in neurological and neurosurgical conditions.


  1. To promote neurocritical care research.
  2. To enhance and facilitate high-quality investigator-initiated studies.
  3. To investigate clinically-relevant questions drawing from both bedside and laboratory observations.
  4. To advance the understanding and development of research methods.

core values

  1. Collaboration and collegiality.
  2. Innovation.
  3. Promotion and development of scientific thought.
  4. Integrity.
  5. Accountability to our scientific community and our patients.


The mission of the NCRN will be to serve as a conduit for the design and execution of high quality, multi-center studies in the neurocritical care setting, intended to enhance the understanding of neurocritical care disorders and to improve outcome of the neurocritically ill patient. NCRN also will be committed to foster investigator-initiated collaborative studies and promote and promulgate neurocritical care research internationally.


The NCRN will be a sub-committee of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) committed to supporting and fostering the mission of the society and will be accountable to its Board of Directors. The NCRN will be composed of neurocritical care units and neurointensivists who are motivated to carry out excellent clinical research in neurocritical care and collaborate with colleagues around the world.

Download full PDF of NCRN By-laws and description.