The ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network was originally founded by physician researchers from the trauma programs at Phoenix Children’s, Dell Children’s, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University, Le Bonheur Children’s, and Arkansas Children’s Hospitals. These visionaries recognized that pediatric trauma clinical research is limited when hospitals conduct research independently. They knew that multicenter collaborative research networks have the ability to provide higher-quality pediatric clinical research that can be used at pediatric trauma centers anywhere. With that in mind, they created the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network. Since then, several additional trauma centers have partnered with the network to conduct clinical research, hence the “+” in ATOMAC+. The research network continues to pioneer clinical research answers to the most challenging questions in pediatric trauma.