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NTDB Research Data Set and National Sample Program

National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research data may be used for informational and research purposes with approval from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. If you would like to request permission to reproduce NTDB tables or graphs or use the NTDB dataset for scientific analysis, you must complete our online data application below and agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Directions for Ordering Research Data

Apply for the NTDB Research Data Set or National Sample Program Data Set

The NTDB committee will review your application, and you will be notified of their approval. Please contact us with any questions you may have about this process at

Fee Schedule


Research Datasets (RDS)

National Sample Program (NSP)

Reprints from Publications

AIS 2005 table


  • Contains all records sent to NTDB for specified admission years.
  • Explores data on pediatric patients, Level III, IV, V, or undesignated trauma centers.
  • Valuable for looking at a small patient cohort because the overall number of patients is much larger.
  • Not appropriate for making national estimates or yearly comparisons.
  • Based on nationally representative sample of NTDB
  • Contains data from 100 Level I and Level II hospitals
  • Data is stratified based on U.S. Census Region, level of trauma care designation, and NTDB reporting status.
  • Data is weighted to adjust for changes in ED volume and for non-response.
  • Appropriate for making national estimates or yearly comparisons.
  • Text and table reprints from NTDB/TQIP publications including Annual Reports
  • Appropriate when needing to copy a table for presentations
  • AIS 2005 (2008 update) data table
  • Latest AIS data available.
  • Available for admission years 2007-2015.
  • More information on AIS.





$15/year of data


NTDB RDS User Manual, Admission Years 2002–2015

Archived NTDB RDS User Manuals (.zip)

Archived NTDB NSP User Manuals (.zip)


NTDB RDS User Manual, Admission Years 2002–2015



Barell Matrix

Injury Intentionality Matrix

Please note. The NTDB does not provide customized datasets and does not run specific analysis for research projects.