Registry: Its Use in Real-World Data Collection

 

Registry: Its Use in Real-World Data Collection

Results of this review confirm that different registry designs are being used in real-world data collection to meet specific research objectives, be it safety monitoring, understanding disease natural history, or long-term clinical outcome evaluation. Based on the types of data being reported in registry publications, the majority of registries are focused on safety assessment of a therapy. Both retrospective (e.g., chart review, database analysis) and prospective data collection techniques are employed in registry studies. Database analysis or retrospective chart reviews are commonly used to achieve large sample sizes for the assessment of the outcomes of a rare exposure. Large national registries are primarily funded by government agencies or national research institutes to answer research questions that may impact public health policy.