The Datalys Center specializes in epidemiological research in sport and other physically active populations. The Datalys Center is the only laboratory in the country that collects injury data across all spectrums of youth (ages 5-23) using the same methodology and technology allowing for an apples to apples comparison of injury rates across all levels of competition (youth, high school and college sports). Across high school and collegiate sports, the Datalys Center has comparable data for 25 sports from over 140 high schools and 150 colleges and universities. Our goal is to provide these data back to the NCAA, district and state high school athletic associations, national governing bodies, youth sport organizations, coaches, parents and players. We also share these data with collaborators and other external researchers through our DISC data request process.
Our core competency is injury surveillance, but we have also conducted independent studies for various clients outside of our ongoing programs and sub-studies within existing programs. A list of our sponsors can be found here.
Because we are an independent non-profit organization, Datalys can conduct short-term and long-term studies at lower costs than for-profit contract research organizations and independent researchers. While we often solicit grants from competitive sources, because of our flexibility, we can also work with program sponsors to find innovative and creative ways to fund programs important to them.