Anesthesiology Research Consortium
In 2012 the Anesthesiology Research Consortium (ARC) was established by eight university medical centers. The aim of this consortium is to raise grants for multicenter trials, and to put emphasis on clinically relevant questions in large patient groups. The consortium will also anticipate economic and political trends in the institutions that finance medical care, where cost and efficiency of care will take a more central role. Due to the little money earmarked for research focusing on the effectiveness of clinical care it is necessary to join forces. The Consortium aims to become a major player in multicenter research on a national and international level.