Welcome to the Burn Model System
National Data and Statistical Center

Who We Are:

The Burn Model System (BMS) National Data and Statistical Center (NDSC) is located at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. We are a centralized resource for researchers, data collectors, and clinicians within and beyond the BMS. In this role, we provide data collection and data management expertise, statistical and methodological assistance and services, access to the BMS National Longitudinal Database (BMS NDB), overviews of the data contained in the BMS NDB, and training and technical assistance to BMS Centers.

What is the BMS?

The BMS consists of four federally funded clinical burn centers who carry out a comprehensive and innovative research program on long-term recovery after burn injury. Learn more about the BMS here.  The BMS includes the publicly available BMS National Database.

BMS Webinars

Are you interesting in using the BMS database but don’t know where to start? Find out what is in the database and how to access the data by watching our BMS Webinar Series! These webinars provide more information on accessing and using the BMS, as well as further details about the data collected by the BMS.


Data Collection and Management

We are the centralized data management team for the BMS. We provide the infrastructure for the BMS Centers to collect, enter and store their data.

Statistical and Analytical Expertise

Our team has the expertise to conduct state of the art qualitative and quantitative statistical analyses.

Access to BMS Data


We provide researchers within and beyond the BMS with access to the data housed within the BMS National Database.

Snapshots of BMS Data

We provide reports on data within the BMS National Database to BMS stakeholders and the general public. The 2024 Annual Report is available now.

Training and Technical Assistance

To assist BMS Centers collect high quality and reliable data, we provide training and on-demand answers to technical questions.

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

The BMS is one of three multi-center programs sponsored by NIDILRR to examine outcomes following the delivery of a coordinated system of acute trauma care and rehabilitation:

NIDILRR is housed within the Administration for Community Living , a part of the Department of Health and Human Services.