ROC Website Shutdown

Attention: The ROC website will be going permanently offline by June 21, 2019. Please contact rochelp@uwctc.org if you believe you need continued access to the site. Thank you!

Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium

ROC is a clinical trial network focusing on research in the area of prehospital cardiopulmonary arrest and severe traumatic injury.


The mission of the Resuscitation Consortium is to provide infrastructure and project support for clinical trials and other outcome-oriented research in the areas of cardiopulmonary arrest and severe traumatic injury that will rapidly lead to evidence-based change in clinical practice. The focus on prehospital and early hospitalization interventions recognizes the critical importance of this time frame and early congruence between the emergency cardiac and trauma populations. ROC Investigators will conduct collaborative trials of variable size and duration (equally directed towards the cardiac and trauma populations), leveraging the combined power of the member institutions and promoting the rapid translation of promising scientific and clinical advances for the public good.

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • American Heart Association
  • US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Defense R&D Canada

Press Releases

2016/04/04: Antiarrhythmic drugs found beneficial when used by EMS treating cardiac arrest
2015/11/09: Large study reports results comparing two CPR methods used by EMS providers following sudden cardiac arrest
2012/01/26: NIH Launches Trials to Evaluate CPR and Drugs After Sudden Cardiac Arrest
2009/11/20: Effect of Real-time CPR Feedback
2009/11/06: Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest (PRIMED) Halted
2009/05/12: Study of Concentrated Saline for Traumatic Brain Injury Halted
2009/03/26: Study of Concentrated Saline for Shock Halted
2006/03/24: NHLBI Announces Formation and Funding of ROC

ROC Report

2013/06/01: Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) progress report (2003-2013) and promise for the future