American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Annual Call for Data Instructions

The ACS Committee on Trauma Call for Admission Year 2020 Data will begin April 1, 2021 and end June 3, 2021.

We are excited to continue providing our Annual Call for Data participants with access to our enhanced data validation tools available on the Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) Data Center after your data is submitted. The Validation Summary and Submission Frequency Reports are tools available to participants that will ensure the data submitted from your facility is an accurate representation of your registry.

Again, this year, we will follow a process in which facilities will apply online and must pay the invoice for the Annual Call for Data participation fee before they can submit data. Facilities can still pay with a credit card by following the instructions on the invoice. The fee schedule is as follows:

  • $500 for state designated Level III, IV, V or unverified centers
  • $1,100 for state designated Level I or Level II centers

To participate in the Call for Admission Year 2020 Data:

  1. Log on to the Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) Account Center, scroll to the “Join Another Trauma Quality Program” section, and select “NTDB CFD 2021 .”
  2. Once your request to join the Annual Call for Data has been approved by ACS staff, log on to the TQP Account Center and complete your facility profile.
  3. Sign the HIPAA BAA/DUA, if not previously completed. To request a copy of the College-wide HIPAA Business Associate Agreement-Data Use Agreement (BAA/DUA), please email You can sign the agreement online.
  4. Pay the Annual Call for Data invoice if you are required to do so.
    *As a reminder, TQIP hospitals no longer participate in the Annual Call for Data and should be following the quarterly TQIP data submission schedule.
  5. After all the steps listed above are complete, you will be granted access to the TQP Data Center and will be able to submit 2020 data beginning April 1, 2021. For information on how to submit data or navigate the Data Center, please review the Training Resources section of the TQP Participant Hub.

The NTDB Benchmark Report Tool for the 2020 Admission Year Data will be made available on the Data Center to participating facilities in Summer 2021.