The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) was created in 2005 to conduct clinical research in the areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and traumatic injury.
The ROC consists of 10 Regional Clinical Centers (RCCs) and a Data and Coordinating Center that provides the necessary infrastructure to conduct multiple collaborative trials to aid rapid translation of promising scientific and clinical advances to improve resuscitation outcomes.
The ROC is the first large-scale effort in the world to conduct clinical trials focusing on the early delivery of interventions by EMS to better optimize patient survival.
As a first responder medical director, Dr. Allan Holmes (founder of Iridia Medical) is involved with the ROC through the collaboration of many fire rescue services throughout British Columbia.
Fore more information and statistics about the ROC collaboration within British Columbia, please see April 2013 BC ROC Report:
The ROC is Sponsored By:
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Defense Research and Development Canada
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada