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Welcome to the 32nd anniversary of the Outcomes Research Consortium: the World’s largest Clinical Anesthesia Research Organization.

The Outcomes Research Consortium was formed in 1990 at the University of California in San Francisco. It became an institute when the consortium's administrative center moved to the University of Louisville in 2000, and for the last 17 years has been a department at the Cleveland Clinic. We thus have more than three decades of experience with clinical research. The Outcomes Research Consortium is non-profit; our major goals are to do as much high-quality research as possible and to train the next generation of clinical investigators.

The Outcomes Research Consortium has published more than 1,600 full papers including two-dozen in the NEJM, Lancet, and JAMA. Consortium articles have been featured on the covers of 30 major journal issues, and the group publishes a full paper every 2.5 days. The Consortium is thus responsible for about 5% of the clinical research in high-profile general anesthesia journals.

The Outcomes Research Consortium includes 190 university-based investigators in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The Institute is currently involved in more than 200 clinical studies, including many large multi-center outcome trials. The Institute is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research other peer-reviewed granting agencies, along with corporate sponsors.